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QUALITY Vegetables will be 
wanted in 1934, and these are 
produced only from quality 
seed. The vegetable pages of this 
book list one hundred distinguished 
varieties, each under its authentic 
name and accompanied by a truthful 
and authoritative description. Stokes 
Seeds, as for over half a century, 
march under the banner of quality, 
or they do not march at all. On this 
basis only do we solicit your esteemed 
orders. 

Francis C. Stokes & Co.,lnc. 
P. O. Box 923 
PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

WOODBURY, NEW JERSEY 

SANFORD, FLORIDA 
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS 
WESLACO, TEXAS 

In Canada: STOKES SEEDS, Ltd. 
St. Catharines, Ontario 



The 
Master 
Marglobe 



THE 

STOKES 
MARGLOBE 



If You Grow Tomatoes, You Will Read This 

Very few men are completely satisfied with the profit they are securing from 
Tomatoes. Believing that the following facts about The Master Marglobe will be 
helpful, we devote the most important page of this Catalog to the subject. 

Where was the 1933 crop grown? 

Our 140 acres were grown in Burlington County, 
New Jersey — the entire crop, the product of two 
plants chosen from the 1931 plots. The entire 
acreage was inspected and certified by officials of 
the State of New Jersey. 

Who has done this work? 

Our own trained Company executives have taken 
the personal responsibility of this development. 



What is The Master Marglobe? 

It is a tenth-generation selection out of Dr. 
Pritchard's original Marglobe Tomato. Our work 
started in 1926 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 
and since that time has been carried on in the lower 
Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the Island of St. 
Croix, and on our Company Proving-Grounds at 
Moorestown. 

What is claimed for The Master Marglobe? 

Forty per cent greater production; a ratio of 
depth to width of 92 per cent against a ratio of 
80 per cent in the old Marglobe (giving the consumer 
two extra slices) ; and an interior solidity that is 
receiving acclaim from the buying public. The color 
illustration on the opposite page is a faithful 
reproduction. 

What has been the basis of the breeding 
program? 

Constant selection for the factors above men- 
tioned, backed by painstaking fruit-measurements 
for proportionate size, weight, color, solidity; also 
weight of fruit per vine, disease susceptibility, and 
general vine characteristics. 

What protection has been taken against error? 

First, our own pedigree stock seed was used. 
Second, plants were produced on our own Proving- 
Grounds from this seed. Third, the acreage in 
question was planted exclusively to The Master 
Marglobe. Fourth, the entire seeding operation was 
done at our plant at Vincentown, N. J., with our own 
men and machinery. This plant is open to visitors 
six days a week. 

Is the present seed-supply limited? 

Yes, it is, seriously so. The tropical storm of 
August 23 reduced our harvest by 50 per cent. We 
will be sold out long before the season is over. 



How completely has The Master Marglobe 
been tested? 

Large crops on a nation-wide scale were produced 
this past season. We are especially pleased to have 
the opinion of many veteran shippers to the effect that 
never in their experience have they found anything so 
completely to their liking as The Master Marglobe. 

What additional protection is given the buyer? 

All of The Master Marglobe seed is packed in 
sealed canisters on which the test and date of the 
test is stamped. This 1933 tenth-generation seed 
is averaging about 90 per cent germination. A sample 
of this container is on opposite page. 

What is the price of this seed? 

Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; \i\h. $3; lb. $10. 

Is this price justified? 

Yes, we believe anyone is justified in paying 50 
cents per acre more for seed that is perhaps the 
highest development so far attained in Tomatoes. 
Your attention is called to the exceptionally small 
seed-cavities in The Master Marglobe illustration 
shown below. 

On what should the final decision be based? 

One's analysis of the cause of failure in the past. 
This, whether it was low yield, sub-standard fruit 
quality, low markets, or what not, can be largely 
corrected by the use of The Master Marglobe. The 
question is, "Can you afford to be without it?" 




1926: U.S.D. A. MARGLOBE 1933: THE MASTER MARGLOBE 

£>even Years Progress. Note increased interior solidity, thicker walls, and fewer seeds. See color plate 
opposite for unusual depth of Master strain 
Copyright 1934 by Francis C. Stokes & Co., Inc. 1 



Stokes Proving-Grounds at Moorestown Are Open 

to the Public 

Our outdoor research laboratory at 
Moorestown, N. J., is conducted exclu- 
sively for the benefit of our customers, 
and as such you are cordially invited to 
visit us any day throughout the season, 
except Sunday. It is a matter of genuine 
satisfaction that so many of our friends 
and customers have come to inspect our 
work there. Your visits have been a 
definite inspiration to us. They are 
always looked on by our staff as being 
helpful. Who is not prodded to better 
things by friendly criticism and advice? 
For ourselves, we will always endeavor to 
make such visits fully worth your time. 

Such success as our Company is now 
enjoying can very largely be attributed 
to the various type-improvement pro- 
grams that are in progress at Moorestown. 
Nto one can doubt the great personal 
satisfaction to our staff at noting the 
year-by-year advance that is evident in 
the experimental plots. Naturally, this 
is an inspiration to our organization, for 
it places our Company in a position to 
make our offerings with the authority of 
one who knows at least something of what 
he is about. 

For two years now we have held a midsummer field meeting at Moorestown. In each case these meet- 
ings were attended by several hundred people. If conditions are such that it seems best to continue this 
policy, we will undoubtedly repeat this gesture of hospitality in August, 1934. Whether or not this is 
accomplished, we want again to emphasize the cordiality of our welcome to all of our friends any time 
during the growing season. 

Germination Test and Date of Test Printed on Every Package 

We have a feeling that this service is appreciated by the planter, and for this reason our laboratory 
tests will again be made public, beginning with the season 1934. This not only saves unnecessary wastage 
of seed, but also the time and labor of thinning. The information is made more specific by the inclusion of 
the date of the test. Obviously, no one is interested in a figure of that kind which may be ancien. history. 




R. M. Currie and C. R. Mason, southern executives of our 
Company, assisting Mr. Stokes with the reading in our 1933 
Tomato Breeding Plots. 



You May Like This 



We know of no way to express our appreciation for your sending us your seed orders than to make 
delivery of these orders the same day they are received. We believe our customers will be pleasantly sur- 
prised at the service we are prepared to render from any of our Company establishments. 

With quality and price jointly considered, we are modest enough to believe that our 1934 listings represent 
many of the best values available anywhere this year. In many instances it is not so much what a thing is 
worth as what people can afford to pay for it. The prices in this Catalog are largely based on that premise. 



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The Second Annuai Field Meeting at our Company's Proving-Grounds at Moorestown, N. J., Aug. 19, 1933 

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F O K_ CL U A L I T Y 



The Fifty-three Years Behind Us 



The well-remembered firm of Johnson & Stokes, our honored forebears, 
commenced business in Philadelphia 53 years ago. The 25 years' operation of 
that firm covers perhaps the most interesting development in American 
agriculture. They were days when the rapid introduction of European and 
American varieties was at its height. Planters were ready and anxious to try 
almost anything that was offered. To be sure, descriptions were sometimes 
very glamorous and alluring. There was much renaming of old varieties, but 
with it all there was a liberality of spirit, a friendly competition in each new 
adventure, and a warm personal contact that is rarely found in these days 
of codes and regimentation. 

Certain well-remembered pictures in the old Johnson & Stokes Farm and 
Garden Manuals in the early eighties and nineties are still within the range 
of abiding memory. It is a far call back to the days of Garfield and Harrison, 
but some of our older customers will recall ordering Kolb's Gem Watermelon 
from the old woodcut picturing the melon being rushed to market on a loco- 
motive, or King of the Mammoths Pumpkin, which was pictured "still holding 
the fort," or a head of Flat Dutch Cabbage (48 pounds of it!) more than 
filling a wheelbarrow. You may even remember a familiar slogan, "Care, 
Promptness and Reliability," proclaimed on a banner upheld by two baby 
angels. (They are old ladies by now!) 

The influence of these 53 years on gardening in America may be better visualized with a listing 
of our more important introductions. They at least show that as a firm we have made, and 
making definite contributions toward better and more suitable types of table vegetables: 

1899, Early Evergreen Corn 

1900, Round-Pod Kidney Wax Bean 
1900, Pencil-Pod Black Wax Bean 




47 years ago we looked 
like this 



of some 
still are 



1885, King of the Mammoths Pumpkin 

1886, Evergreen White-Spine Cucumber 

1887, Prizetaker Onion 



1888, Philadelphia White Box Radish 

1889, Big Tom Pumpkin 

1890, Shoe-Peg Corn 
1890, Dixie Watermelon 
1893, Winter Luxury Pumpkin 

1897, Winter Queen Celery 

1898, Giant Stringless Green- Pod Bean 



1900, Sparks' Earliana Tomato 
1908, Bonny Best Tomato 
1913, Century Winter Keeper Beet 
1916, Windermoor Wonder Cucumber 
1926, Vanguard Corn 

1931, The Master Marglobe Tomato 

1 932, Long-standing White Boston Lettuce 



The Years Ahead 

Obviously, none of us know precisely what lies ahead, but as far as general conditions make it possible, 
we can say that the future policy of our Company will be as it has been for the past 52 years — to be dis- 
satisfied with present effort no matter how successful it may seem — to strive constantly toward greater 
perfection in every variety that we offer — in every way to live up to the ideals of the veterans of our organi- 
zation to produce and merchandise America's finest vegetable seeds. Our country has arrived at a time 
when anyone not making a definite contribution in his line can no longer hold a place before the public. 
As seed-breeders and growers we look forward to greater perfection in a few varieties rather than 
large-scale production on many. We hold that by a more integrated program it is entirely possible to achieve 
a standard of excellence so far unattained in the seed business. 




The speakers at our 1933 Field Meeting: W. S. Porte, U. S. D. A.; H. F. Hall, Campbell Soup Co.; C. A. 
Thompson, Co. Agent; W. W. Oley, N. J. D. A. ; Prof. L. G. Schermerborn, N. J. Exp. Sta. ; and F. C. Stokes 



S T O 



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Mary Washington is by- 
far the most satisfactory- 
all-purpose variety 



No. 1. Mary Washington Asparagus 

VERY LARGE PRODUCTIVE RUST-RESISTANT 

The most profitable Asparagus 

Mary Washington will produce the very highest type green Asparagus it is possible 
to grow. It is earlier, larger, and longer than the Washington, and for all commercial 
purposes it is equally rust-resistant. The tips are very tight and do not prematurely 
"sprangle out" or "blow," a feature which greatly increases its sales value. Asparagus 
with prematurely loose buds does not keep well on the market, and also loses its good 
flavor. This feature is later recognized by the high-branching habit of the plant after 
the cutting season. The natural color of Mary Washington is rich purple-green. Its 
length will average from 10 to 20 inches, the entire length of the stock being tender 
and brittle. The green shoots are very large, with a tendency to be slightly oval in 
the cross-section. Even when planted alongside other strains of Washington, it is 
very easy to identify the Mary Washington by its taller and larger shoots. Large 
shoots will bring double the price of the small ones. Mary Washington has the largest 
seed and the largest seedlings of any Asparagus known. 

An Asparagus-field under proper care should be productive and profitable for from 
15 to 20 years. One's original investment is of small consequence compared to the 
annual return. The domestic consumption of Asparagus is increasing, but we question 
whether it is keeping pace with the rapidly increasing acreage. It is our guess that 
competition in the immediate future will be keen. In this competition, the man with 
the quality product is the only one who is sure of his market. The race is only for the 
strong. We see little hope for the careless, rust-ridden grower to survive. 

PRICES: 

SEED. Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; l/ 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 
5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. per lb. 

ROOTS. Postpaid: 50 roots $1.25; 100 roots $2. Not prepaid: 
500 roots $6.50; 1000 roots $10; 5000 roots, $8.50 per 1000. Larger 
quantities, write for prices. 



F O K_ CL U A L I T Y 



THESE POINTS 
MAY HELP YOU MAKE 
A PROFIT 
WITH ASPARAGUS 

1. Sandy loam makes the best Aspara- 
gus-ground. 

2. Plant only pure Mary Washington. 

3. Only one-year roots are recom- 
mended for transplanting. The yield for 
transplanted two-year roots will be 
scarcely 50 per cent of that of the one- 
year roots. 

4. Never set a permanent bed on 
ground occupied by seedlings the year 
before. Likewise, seedlings should not be 
followed by seedlings. 

5. Applications of calcium arsenate 
will control the Asparagus beetle. 

6. In the latitude of Philadelphia, 
shoots from one-year seedlings may be 
cut for two to three weeks the following 
year. It is too great a strain, however, 
to prolong the first-year cutting after 
May. 

7. The wider the row, the larger the 
shoot, and the greater percentage of 
colossal grass. We recommend that rows 
be at least 43^ feet apart, and that the 
roots be set 20 inches apart in the row, 
burying the crowns a foot in the ground. 
On this basis, 5350 roots are required 
per acre. 

8. Asparagus rust spreads readily by 
wind, rain, and other natural causes. Its 
prevalence immediately impairs the pro- 
ducing strength of the field. Careful 
growers will never, therefore, let a badly 
rusted field stand near even a rust-resist- 
ant field, for it will seriously infect it. 

9. In a temperature of 60 degrees or 
over, Asparagus begins to lose its taste 
and food-value within an hour after 
cutting. Within 24 hours, more than 50 
per cent of its food-value is' lost under 
such conditions. This information should 
be significant for the grower supplying 
a private trade. These losses are brought 
to a minimum by holding the Asparagus 
in a temperature of 40 degrees or under 
by icing or by refrigeration. If this is not 
possible, we urge quick delivery to your 
customer, especially as the warmer 
weather comes on. Asparagus should 
be boiled standing, the tips being out 
of the water but under the influence of 
hot steam. Be careful not to cook away 
all the flavor. 




Our Mary Washington Roots are well grown and will give 
excellent field stands. A six weeks' cutting of Asparagus 
may be expected the second year. 



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Bountiful has been the most consistent money-maker in the large eastern markets 



BEANS 

No. 2. Bountiful 

Acknowledged to be the earliest and best in quality of the strictly stringless, flat, green-podded type 

Days to maturity, 48. Henderson secured this variety from D. G. Burlingame, Bean-breeder of 
Genesee County, New York. Abel Steele, of Ferguson, Ontario, won a $25 premium for giving it 
the name Bountiful. It was said to be a selection from Long Yellow Six- Weeks. For its season it is 
not approached by any other variety in vigor, productiveness, appearance, and quality. Although 
introduced 25 years ago, it is only recently that Bountiful has reached its pinnacle of popularity. 
Now it has forged ahead of all green-podded Beans for market use. It can be planted early or late, 
and because the pods remain in good condition for a long time after picking, it has become very 
popular as a variety to grow for shipment. Synonyms include Breck's Boston Snap, Improved 
Six-Weeks, and Sutton's Plentiful. Seed is fawn-color when harvested, changing to dark straw- 
yellow as it ages. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 23 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 12 cts. per lb. 

No. 3. Tendergreen 

New. Early vine. Completely stringless. Round, green pod 

Days to maturity, 53. Introduced by Henderson in 1922. Apparently the parentage is unknown. 
This excellent early-maturing type is becoming increasingly popular in market gardens. Plant 
characteristics resemble those of Full Measure in many ways, especially in size and shape of the 
leaflets, which are also much larger than found in other green-podded varieties. The plant will grow 
to a height of about 15 inches, entirely without runners, of great vigor, and will produce heavily over 
a short season. The long, green straight pods are round like a pencil, of high flavor and of attractive 
green color. Seed brownish black, mottled with light fawn. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 23 cts. per lb. Not Pre- 
paid: 10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 12 cts. per lb. 

No. 4. Giant Stringless 

For 35 years the standard stringless, round, green-podded variety 

Days to maturity, 53. This popular Bean was originated by N. B. Kenney & Son, Leroy, N. Y., 
and introduced in 1898 by Johnson & Stokes. It is said to be a selection from Black Valentine, but 
the precise parentage remains unknown. It could well have been of hybrid origin from any one of the 
many varieties developed at that time. It has the good qualities necessary for packing high-quality 
cut Beans and is used for canning, for shipment, and for local market production on a very large 
scale. The pods are larger, longer, straighter, and characteristic with inch-marks more prominent 
than with Burpee's Stringless Green-Pod. It is very similar in general characteristics to Full Measure. 
Seed light brown. 

Price, Postpaid: */ A \h. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; Ib. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 23 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 12 cts. per Ib. 



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S T Q K. E S S & E P S 




Stringless Black Valentine is one of the most delicious table varieties 
ever introduced 



No. 5, Stringless Black Valentine 

A completely stringless edition of Black Valentine 
and now largely replacing that variety 

Days to maturity, 48. Associated Seed Growers are sponsors for this new 
variety which came from their breeding-grounds in Idaho in 1930. It is the 
result of a cross between Pencil-pod Wax and Black Valentine. The improve- 
ment as here offered is due to the elimination of the stringy character of Black 
Valentine. In season it is the same as that variety and is well adapted for 
market-garden use and for early shipping. The plant is large, erect, and pro- 
lific. Its very attractive oval pods are nearly straight, dark green in color and 
of fine quality and delicate flavor. It can be shipped long distances. The seed 
is jet-black. This was originally offered as Asgrow Valentine. 

Price, Postpaid: l^lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 
23 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 12 cts. per lb. 

No. 6. Fordhook Bush Lima 

The most popular of all Dwarf Lima Beans, prolific, easily grown and 
usually profitable 

Days to maturity, 75. This Bean was discovered by Henry Fish of Santa 
Barbara County, California. He found it as a single plant sport in a field of 
Challenger Pole Limas in 1903. The selection was later developed by Burpee 
who introduced it in 1907. It is generally conceded to be a heavier cropper 
than the Dreer Lima. This factor, together with the fact that it is compara- 
tively free from prostrate growth, has given it an important place in the vege- 
table industry. It is decidedly upright and erect and is almost entirely free 
from the willowy runners and side branches characteristic of other varieties. 
The pods and seeds are inclined to be slightly larger and very plump. All of 
these points contribute to the prominent position now occupied by the variety. 
Color of seed greenish cream. 

Price, Postpaid: ^Ib. 10 cts.; l/ 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 30 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 
28 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 23 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; Fordho ok Bush Lima. 

100 lbs. at 18 CtS. per lb. the standard of its class 




S T O K- E S 



S BED S 




Detroit Dark Red is handsome in appearance and has 
solid interior color 



BEET 

No. 7. Crosby's Egyptian 

Early. Deep. Dark interior 
Restrained top-growth 

Days to maturity, 50. The late Josiah 
Crosby, a Boston market gardener, did the 
original work in developing the so-called 
Crosby's Improved Egyptian out of the 
older Egyptian. It was introduced in 1893 
by Schlegle & Fottler and by Rawson. In 
1897 it was offered as a novelty by Johnson 
& Stokes. After nearly 40 years it is still 
the most popular type Beet grown in the 
United States. The stock we offer is very 
similar in general growth and refinement to 
the original as developed by Mr. Crosby. 
Tops are medium in size; the root a flat- 
tened globe shape with a small tap-root. 
The color of the root is dark purplish red 
and the interior color is all that could be 
desired. In every way this may be looked 
upon as one of the highest quality stocks 
available. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; 
V 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 
75 cts. per lb. 



No. 8. Detroit Dark Red 

Roots uniformly deep, globe shape. Rich black-red interior color 

Days to maturity, 52. The Detroit Beet was introduced by D. M. Ferry & Co. in 1892, 
and after 40 years is still one of the most universally planted varieties. Our stock may be looked 
upon as the standard of excellence as a table Beet either for home and market garden, for 
shipment, or for canning. Tops uniform, small, slender, erect. Roots globe-shaped, symmetrical, 
with both collar and tap-root small. Interior very uniform in color. The zones are so incon- 
spicuous that the flesh seems to be one solid ball of deep blood-red meat. It remains tender 
and of highest quality until roots are full grown. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; ^lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. 
per lb. 

No. 9. Little Egypt 

The earliest Beet in cultivation 

Days to maturity, 35. This Beet, of European origin, is an ultra-refined type of the well- 
known Flat Egyptian, being still earlier and with less top. Gardeners looking for a very desir- 
able extra-early forcing Beet will do well to make a place for this variety. Reports so far re- 
ceived from trials in 1933 are that it gave particular satisfaction in its field. Because of the 
fact that it will develop a marketable root 2 weeks in advance of Crosby's Egyptian, it is of 

Its root is somewhat flattened. The interior color is a 



great importance to many growers, 
brilliant blood-red, like 
under glass. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts. 
per lb. 



Detroit, with absolutely no zoning. Esp : :ially adapted for growing, 
oz. 15 cts.; Vilb. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. 



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F O CL U A L 1 T Y 



CARROT 

No. 10. Chantenay 

The all-purpose Carrot 

Days to maturity, 70. This French variety was introduced by Vilmorin Andrieux & Cie., 
of Paris. They named it in honor of the French town of Chantenay. It was first listed in this 
country by Ferry in 1889, and after 45 years still holds a place of great importance in the 
vegetable industry of the United States. It is much used in the home and market garden and 
as a bunched Carrot for shipment, although the trend of late years has been toward a longer 
type. Chantenay will average 5\ / 2 inches in length and 2]^ inches thick at the top. It is stump- 
rooted. Color of the flesh is a deep orange. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; ^/ A \b. 40 cts.; lb. $1.25; 5 lbs. or over, $1.15 per lb. 



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No. 11. Red-cored Chantenay 

Flesh and core reddish orange 

Days to maturity, 70. Introduced by D. M. Ferry & Co., in 1931. This is a distinct 
improvement over the well-known Chantenay, especially in color, texture, and quality of 
flesh. It has been accepted with much enthusiasm, particularly by shippers of fresh vegetables 
and by canners. Roots deep reddish orange, 53^ inches 

long, V/i inches thick at the shoulder, tapered, stump- ,jmmm%®m^ 
rooted. Core reddish orange, almost the same color 
as the flesh, and so inconspicuous as to make the term 
coreless seem appropriate. 

Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 10 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; y 4 lb. 40 cts. ; 
lb. $1.25; 5 lbs. or over, $1.15 per lb. 



No B 12. Danvers Half-Long 

Long, smooth, handsome root 

Days to maturity, 75. A variety developed by the 
market gardeners in the vicinity of Danvers, Mass., and 
first listed by Gregory in 1877. Recently the market- 
trend has been toward a longer Carrot, with the result 
that Danvers Half-Long is a variety of great popularity 
in the vegetable industry. The roots are bright, deep 
orange, 6 to 7 inches long, uniformly tapering to a 
blunt end. The quality is crisp and tender. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; y A \h. 40 
cts.; lb. $1.25; 5 lbs. or over, $1.15 per lb. 

No. 1 3. Imperator 

Roots 8 inches long, uniformly tapering, of fine quality 

Days to maturity, 77. A recent introduction by 
Associated Seed Growers, through whose courtesy 
we print this photograph. Thought to have been 
developed from a European variety. Growers requir- 
ing a longer Carrot than Danvers Half-Long are finding 
satisfaction and profit in the Imperator. A well-bred 
type which will average 8 inches in length. The roots 
have sloping shoulders, are smooth, and of a 1 deep rich 
orange color. The flesh is a rich orange color, extending 
to the center of the root, with indistinct core; fine- 
grained, tender, and of high quality. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; l / A \h. 45 
cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb. 




Imperator is long and of brilliant 
appearance 



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No. 14. Viking Golden Acre Cabbage 

The earliest round Cabbage. Five days ahead of standard Golden Acre 

Days to maturity, 85. Viking Golden Acre in 1934 will reach a full market maturity at least 5 days 
ahead of standard Golden Acre strains. Furthermore, owing to the great care with which this strain has 
been bred, between 90 and 95 per cent of the crop will all be harvested at the first cutting. This factor 
of uniformity is noticeable in the leaf-growth as well as in the head-formation, the whole plant being very 
even and restrained. In the famous Marietta (Ohio) trials, the stock which we now offer ranked first out 
of sixteen stocks that were under test. These test-rows (each containing 56 heads) cut as follows: June 15, 
13 heads; June 21, 30 heads; June 28, 9 heads. Average weight per head was 166 pounds. Number of 

off-type heads, zero. Percentage of harvest 
prior to June 22, 84.1 per cent. Such a rec- 
ord is an enviable one and undoubtedly 
points to the source of early money. We 
advise planting this stock 12 
inches apart in the row — 1 5-inch 
space often produces too large a 
head. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 
15 cts. ; oz. 60 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.90; 
lb. $7; 5 lbs. or over, $6.75 
per lb. 

No. 1 5. Golden Acre 

Maturing midway between 
our Viking strain and Copen- 
hagen Market. 

Days to maturity, 90. This 
standard strain will give a 
remarkable performance. The 
stock is produced for us by the 
originator of Golden Acre, 
Thomas Madsen. It is an 
extra-early Copenhagen type 
with small, round, solid head, 
maturing at the same time 
with Jersey Wakefield. From 
80 to 85 per cent of the crop 
will come off at the first pick- 
ing. The weight of the head 
will average 2}/2 pounds if 
planted 14 inches apart. Price, 
Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 30 
cts.; V 4 lb. $1; lb. $3.50; 5 lbs. 
Viking Golden Acre is one of our five most important varieties or over, $3.25 per lb. 




No. 16. Copenhagen Market 



A uniform, restrained stock. The most valuable Copenhagen Market we have ever offered 

Days to maturity, 95. A Cabbage of Danish origin, being a hybrid between Danish Summer Ballhead 
and a north European variety (perhaps Deitmarscher). Introduced by Hjalmar Hartmann & Co. in 1909 
and offered to the American trade by Burpee in 1912. This stock will produce heads averaging 33^2 pounds 
in weight. The growth is uniform and restrained. We look on this stock as being the finest Copenhagen 
we have ever offered. Growers should keep in mind the fact that there is a variance of at least a month in the 
time of maturing of various stocks of Copenhagen, so that stocks from unidentified sources are of small value. 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 85 cts.; lb. $3; 5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb. 

No. 17. Glory of Enkhuizen 

Extra-heavy yield. Uniform shape. Blue-green color 

Days to maturity, 108. A Holland Cabbage introduced by Sluis & Groot in 1896 and brought to this 
country shortly afterward. Growers requiring a large, round-headed Cabbage, maturing 10 days later than 
Copenhagen Market and weighing fully 6 pounds, will be well pleased with this strain which has been grown 
for us north of the parallel. Many strains of Glory are run out, leafy, and of little value. The restrained 
uniformity of this stock assures high production. Its distinguishing blue-green color is indicative of type 
purity. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb. 

No. 18. Penn State Ballhead 

Plant for increased tonnage. For better storage 

Days to maturity, 130. This strain was originated by Prof. C. E. Myers, of Pennsylvania State College, 
and possesses distinct characteristics. It has a shorter core than the original Danish Ballhead, and the 
leaves that form the head are extra large, with slender midrib. The head is slightly more broad than high, 
and the strain is a week later in reaching full maturity than Danish Ballhead, the average weight being 
6 pounds per head and the size being 6 to 7 inches in diameter. Very desirable for winter storage and manu- 
facture of kraut. Because of the increased solidity it will keep in storage for at least six months. Price, 
Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb. 

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No. 1 9. Early Jersey Wakefield 

Pointed. Extra-early. Hardy. Resists frost 

Days to maturity, 90. Originally brought to America from the Island of Jersey by Francis Brill in 
1871, and then introduced by Henderson. Our stock is characterized by its distinctive, smooth, blue-green 
leaf. It has all the elements that count for cold-resistance and unusually early maturity, being ready for 
cutting several days ahead of many strains of Early Jersey Wakefield. The buying public is quick to accept 
the fresh-cut, sweet-flavored, pointed head. Plant is compact; set 12 inches apart in the row. Head 7 inches 
long, 5 inches wide at the base; weight 2 pounds. Critical growers can plant this distinguished strain with 
c onfidence. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; V 4 \b. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb. 



No. 20. Charleston Wakefield 



Pointed. Large. Heavier and 
one week later than Jersey. 



Days to maturity, 97. This 
variety is the result of a selec- 
tion of the larger type heads of 
Early Jersey Wakefield made 
by Francis Brill and J. M. 
Lupton about 1880. The prod- 
uct of this selection was sold 
to Bolgiano in 1880, who 
offered it as Large Wakefield. 
Henderson secured a stock 
shortly after and offered it as 
Charleston Wakefield, the name 
Charleston now being firmly 
adhered to throughout the 
trade. The general shape of 
the head is thicker through and 
not so pointed as Jersey. The 
stock we are offering will give 
a good account of itself. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts-1 
oz. 25 cts.; %Ib. 75 cts.; lb. 
$2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 
per lb. 




Our Charles- 
ton Wakefield is 
a very depend- 
able Cabbage. 



No. 21. Allhead Early 

Standard midsummer type* Highly disease-resistant and a consistent producer 

Days to maturity, 110. This variety was a selection made personally by the late W. Atlee Burpee in 
1888 from a field of Henderson's Succession, which was being grown by Lupton at Mattituck, Long Island. 
It was named and introduced by Burpee in 1891 and has enjoyed 40 years' acceptance as one of the standard 
main-crop varieties. The head is rounded rather than flat, and very solid, averaging 5 pounds. Our Com- 
pany sales of this variety run into thousands of pounds annually. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb. 



No. 22. Drumhead Savoy 

An excellent type with heavily crinkled leaves 

Days to maturity, 110. This- is an ancient variety of English origin. One of the first offerings in this 
country was by Robert Sinclair, Jr., & Co., of Baltimore, in 1839. This firm at that time offered 24 varieties 
of Cabbage (and no tomatoes). Drumhead Savoy is an excellent type for general use, being a good keeper. 
Heads are nearly round, full, and quite hard for a Cabbage of this type. The leaves are large, coarsely 
crinkled, and dark greenish blue. In weight the head will average 6 pounds, and it is 7 inches in diameter. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb. 



No. 23. Mammoth Red Rock 

The best of the American red varieties. 

_ Days to maturity, 120. The red Cabbages imported from England were grown on Long Island some time 
prior to their introduction by Ferry in 1889. Mammoth Red Rock is the most satisfactory of the red types 
for general purposes. It is long in reaching maturity, but is a splendid winter keeper. The heads average 
7 inches in diameter, are round to slightly flattened globe-shape, and will weigh an average of 7 pounds. 
The color is a deep purplish red. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; ^lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb. 

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Broccoli now 
has an estab- 
lished place on 
the American 
table 



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BROCCOLI 

No. 24. Christmas Calabrese 

Formerly called Glory of Calabria — the 
Green Sprouting Italian Broccoli 

Days to maturity, 110. This aristocrat 
of vegetables has been grown in America 
for only 7 years, but in that time has 
attained unusual popularity. Its name is 
undoubtedly to be traced back to the fact 
that it was grown in the Province of 
Calabria in the far south of Italy, and of 
recent years shipped to the markets of 
Naples and Rome during the Christmas 
holidays. Owing to the rapid acceptance of 
the vegetable in the United States, a 
member of our firm made a special trip to Italy in 1928 
for the purpose of securing a pure source of seed-supply. 

Any type of Green Sprouting Broccoli must be 
matured during cool weather, for otherwise the seed- 
stalk will bolt into flower prematurely. In the latitude 
of Philadelphia, plants set in the field in April will in 
June develop a central head of bluish green flower-buds, 
resembling a loose head of cauliflower. After this is 
cut, the sprouts from the lateral branches can be cut 
until freezing weather. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; y 4 lb. $1.20; 
lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb. 



CAULIFLOWER 



No. 25. Super-Snowball 

Ten days earlier than Snowball. 90 per cent of crop cut at first picking 

Days to maturity, 100. This variety was developed in Denmark by Thomas Madsen and introduced 
by him in 1927. It represents one of the best examples of plant-selection that we know. The fact that the 
heads will form 10 to 14 days earlier than Snowball constitutes a great advantage, for invariably the early 
harvest brings the high money. Super-Snowball heads more uniformly than any strain of Snowball avail- 
able, 90 per cent of the plants producing excellent heads within 2 weeks of the first cutting — a remarkable 
showing. The plants are strong and full of vitality and develop a distinctive leaf which curls over the head 
as a natural protection. All in all, we consider that it is the most outstanding improvement in Cauliflower 
in recent years, and its general use is more extensive with each season. It is recommended for producers 
of either early Cauliflower or late Cauliflower. 

The fact that this variety matures with such evenness may possibly work against it. If the weather 
and the market are both favorable at the time of ripening, all is well, but if either happens to be unfavorable 
it means that a large part of the crop must be disposed of in a very short time. For this reason, we advise 
that at least part of the crop be sown to the standard Snowball as listed below. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; y 4 oz. 75 cts.; oz. $2.50; V 4 lb. $8; lb. $30. 

No. 26. Snowball 

(Stock T. M. No. 3) 
A strain that has given favorable 
results under varying conditions of soil 
and climate. 

Days to maturity, 110. The variety 
Snowball, we believe, was of Danish 
origin and was introduced by Henderson 
in 1878. This stock T. M. No. 3 was 
introduced by Madsen in 1918. During 
these 16 years it has come into wide 
use throughout the United States as a 
profitable type for main- or late-crop- 
production. The plants are dwarf, with 
short, pale leaves. Heads medium size, 
firm, compact, solid, pure white, and of 
the finest quality. They will average 
6 to 7 inches in diameter. A combination 
of Snowball and Super-Snowball as offer- 
ed by us will give outstanding results. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; y 4 oz. 
40 cts.; oz. $1.40; V 4 lb. $5; lb. $20. We advise that you plant both Super-Snowball and Snowball 

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

No. 27. Long Island Improved 

Semi-dwarf. Heavy producing. Uniform 

Days to maturity, 125. Brussels Sprouts, a native of the British Isles and of the 
Channel Coast of Europe, is a vegetable which has a limited but important place in 
American vegetable culture. Long Island Improved, sometimes called Half-Dwarf 
Improved, is highly recommended for home- and market-garden use. The plants 
develop to a height of about 20 inches. Their stems are thickly set with firm, cabbage- 
like balls \ x /i inches in diameter, which mature in succession. Market gardeners will 
find this an unusually dependable strain. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts. ; oz. 35 cts. ; 
V 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb. 

COLLARDS 

No. 28. Georgia 

Days to maturity, 80. Sometimes called Southern or Creole. This vegetable 
develops a loose-leaved head growing about 2^2 feet in height and producing large, 
light green leaves on medium-long stems. A frost, if not too severe, will improve 
the crop. In the South the seed may be sown from January to May and from August 
to October. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; y 4 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 60 cts. 

DANDELION 

No. 29. Arlington Thick-Leaf 

Will produce large and more stocky plants 

This seed is grown privately in Connecticut and will produce larger and heavier 
plants than the imported seed. The seed itself is heavier and of stronger germination. 
For the production of early greens it is necessary to sow Dandelion seed in July, 
allowing it to winter over, although it may also be sown in early spring. One ounce 
should be allowed for 100 feet of row and 6 pounds per acre. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 
10 cts.; oz. 40 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.40; lb. $4.50; 5 lbs. or over, $4.25 per lb. 




EGGPLANT 



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NO. 30. ImpcMal Black Beauty Brussels Sprouts 

Rich, handsome fruits. Phomopsis Rot free. One of the most profitable strains 

Days to maturity, 115. This Imperial strain of the well-known Black Beauty, a stock free from the 
organisms of Phomopsis Rot, is, in our opinion, the most important forward step taken in Eggplant improve- 
ment in the last decade. Most Eggplant seed is saved in areas that are badly infested with this organism,, 
which attacks the plant in its middle growth, withers the leaves, and finally rots the fruit. In many instances 
the spoilage does not commence until the fruit is en route to market. Some Phomopsis Rot comes from 
infected soil, but unless the grower uses disease-free seed he is beaten from the start. Our Imperial strain 
has been grown under conditions that make us morally certain that our seed is entirely clear from the organ- 
isms of Phomopsis Rot. The height of the plant is about 18 inches, and the deep purple-black fruits are 
of a triangular globe shape. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, 
$3.75 per lb. 



ENDIVE 

No. 31 . Deep-Heart Escarolle 

Early, 
blanched 
Batavian. 



Broader leaf. Deep. Well- 
heart. Replaces Broad-Leaf 



Days to maturity, 100. This variety, 
of European origin, has been particularly 
successful in the Sanford (Fla.) district 
where Escarolle is grown for shipment on 
a large scale. Its outstanding character- 
istics are its early maturity, combined 
with the fact that the leaf is broad, thick, 
slightly wrinkled, and easily blanched. 
The head will grow considerably larger 
than most competing strains. Growers 
will find this to be a distinguished strain. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 
cts.; V 4 lb. 60 cts.; lb. $2; 5 lbs. or over, 
$1.75 per lb. 






Stokes Deep-Heart Escarolle on farm of Mr. W. E. Chapman, 
Sanford, Florida. Date, Nov. 1933 

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S T O K*_ E S S BED S 



CELERY 

No. 32. Golden Plume 

A distinguished strain. Full-hearted, wiih a long rib 
and thick stalk 

Days to maturity, 115. Stokes' Golden Plume is an 
accepted leader in the important Sanford (Fla.) Celery 
district. We know of no part of the United States where 
competition in strains of Celery is so keen. For that 
reason we take justifiable pride that our stock of Golden 
Plume is looked on by many of the largest growers in 
the district as being the most dependable and profitable 
Celery they are growing. The accuracy of this state- 
ment can be checked by investigation among the San- 
ford growers and by our own steadily advancing sales. 
The success of the Stokes strain has not been left to 
chance, but can be attributed to the infinite care taken 
in the seed-production. As further protection, we have 
conducted exhaustive proving-ground and commercial 
field-tests in various parts of the country. The strongest 
endorsement for the stock comes from the growers who 
have used it. It seems particularly desirable for spring 
planting in the South. 

Our breeding-work has been done by a Celery grower 
of long experience. The features which have been 
emphasized are fullness of heart, length of rib, and 
thickness of stalk. All these factors contribute toward 
a heavy yield of large-size stalks and provide extra-good 
quality and appearance of the packed crate. Besides 
these, there is complete freedom from green-heart and 
sports, and due to correct methods of seed-production 
there is a decided freedom from seed-bolting. The 
vitality of the stock is attested to by the rapidity 
with which the seed germinates and the seedlings start ofT. As one grower recently expressed 
it, "It looks as though every seed had produced three plants." 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; V 4 lb. $3.50; lb. $12; 5 lbs. or over, $11 per lb. 




Note the length of stalk on our Golden 
Plume Celery 



No. 33. Golden Phenomenal 

For early planting. Four inches taller than Golden Plume 

Days to maturity, 115. Developed by Ferry-Morse. This variety has proved particularly 
adaptable to certain sections in New York. The plants are ready for use at an early date. 
They are full-hearted and compact, with long, edible stalks that are thick, solid, blanched 
readily, and are of a rich, nutty flavor. Golden Phenomenal is quite similar to Golden Plume, 
except that the stalks are 4 inches taller. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1.25; V 4 lb. $4; lb. $15. 



No. 34. Salt Lake 

A thick, crisp, and high-quality green Celery 
Days to maturity, 130. This variety has been on the market for about 5 years and is very 
highly recommended for winter use and for storage. It will blanch much more readily than 
most green varieties, and is very thick, stringless, crisp, and of unusually good flavor. The plants 
grow to a good height, but not too tall, and develop a very heavy heart. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 75 cts.; y 4 lb. $2.35; lb. $8; 5 lbs. or over, $7.75 per lb. 

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Our Golden Self -Blanching is a distinguished stock of the old original French type 



No. 35. Golden Self-Blanching 

A truly excellent strain of the famous Old Golden 

Days to maturity, 120. Originated by Vilmorin Andrieux & Cie., of Paris, and introduced 
by Johnson & Stokes and by Burpee in 1884. It is now approaching nearly a half-century ol 
usefulness and is still one of the leading varieties on the yellow Celery markets. The stock that 
we offer is one which has brought profit and satisfaction to our customers. Our Florida estab- 
lishment, at Sanford, sells large quantities of this strain annually, and our customers come back 
regularly year after year. Our strain is a very pure one, being extremely vigorous and develop- 
ing a large golden heart with a long, upright stalk. It is very resistant to adverse weather con- 
ditions. As is the case with all of our Celery seed, this is sold only in sealed packages. In planting 
your acreage of Celery this year, do not fail to include some of the Stokes strains. Although 
Golden Plume is a week earlier than Golden Self-Blanching, the latter will prove a better keeper 
— thus each has its place. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 65 cts.; V 4 lb. $2; lb. $7.50; 5 lbs. or over, $7.25 per lb. 

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S T O E S SEEDS 





CORN 

No. 36. Stokes Vanguard 

Resistant to Stewart's Disease. White. Sweet. Very early. 
Very productive. One of the best money-makers 

Days to maturity, 70. This Corn was developed by A. L. 
Richie, a successful grower and Corn-breeder of Burlington 
County, New Jersey. Our firm had the honor of naming 
and introducing it in 1926, since which time it has become 
widely popular. The Vanguard originally was offered by 
Mr. Richie as Earliest Ever, but because this name was 
not strictly accurate, the name Vanguard v,as given it at 
the time of our introduction. Our stock is grown privately 
for us in the county of its origin. In the 8 years since its 
introduction it has brought large profit and great satis- 
faction to those who have grown it, for three obvious 
reasons: First, because of its almost complete resistance to 
Stewart's Disease; second, because it is the earliest large- 
eared Sweet Corn we know of; third, because of its deli- 
cious table quality. Comparative tests have proved it to 
be a week earlier than Howling Mob. It is a fixed 12-row 
type, developing an ear 8 inches in length. A recognized 
leader on the market, it is taking a large part of the early 
money. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 30 cts.; 
5 lbs. and over, 27 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 
24 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 22 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 18 cts. 
per lb. 



No. 37. Golden Cross Banta 



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Golden Cross Bantam. If 
your soil is infected with 
Stewart's Disease, plant 
Golden Cross Bantam. 



One of the new hybrids highly resistant to Stewart's Disease 

Days to maturity, 88. This important introduction was 
developed by Prof. Glenn M. Smith and introduced jointly 
by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue 
University. It is the result of crossing Purdue 39 with 
Purdue 51. Besides being highly resistant to Stewart's 
Disease, the fact that it is an inbred hybrid has given it 
remarkable uniformity in both plant and ear characteris- 
tics, and also in the time of maturity. Golden Cross Ban- 
tam is slightly later and larger than Golden Bantam, being 
6 feet in height, and the 10- to 14-rowed ear being 7 to 
8 inches long. In color it is slightly lighter than Golden 
Bantam. The sturdy stalks bear exceptionally broad, 
dark green leaves. Golden Cross Bantam is one of the 
most outstanding results of the more modern breeding 
methods through controlled pollination. The stock offered 
is of the F 1 generation and therefore cannot be saved for 
seed, it being necessary to do the hybridizing for each 
crop. Our customers will undoubtedly have unusually 
satisfactory results with Golden Cross Bantam, and it is 
offered with great confidence. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 20 cts.; V 2 lb. 35 cts.; lb. 60 cts.; 
5 lbs. and over, 55 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 
50 cts. per lb.; 25. lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. and over, 
at 40 cts. per lb. 

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No. 38. Stoweirs Evergreen 

We offer a special stock that is uniformly productive 

Days to maturity, 95. This variety was a selection 
made by a Philadelphia market gardener named Stowell. 
It was introduced by Thorburn in 1861, and for 75 years 
it has been the leading favorite in the late group. Its 
stalks attain a height of from 8 to 10 feet. The 16- 
rowed ear averages 83^ inches in length. Kernels are a 
clear, deep white, of medium width, sweet and tender. 
The ear, which is high in sugar content, holds well 
after reaching the market stage. Owing to the length 
of its season, it cannot be satisfactorily grown in the 
more northerly latitudes. Stowell's Evergreen is almost 
completely resistant to Stewart's Disease. 

Price, Postpaid: y 4 \b. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 
30 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 27 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb. 

No. 39. Country Gentleman 

The standard late, broken-row type 

Days to maturity, 90. The original broken-row 
Sweet Corn was Ne Plus Ultra, as introduced by 
Johnson & Stokes in 1885. Shoe-peg, a narrow, deep- 
grained Corn of the broken-row type, was a selection 
made near Bordentown, N. J., from Ne Plus Ultra, and 
introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1890 as a distinct 
variety. Country Gentleman was introduced by Hen- 
derson in 1893 and appeared to be a superior selection 
of Shoe-peg, but the name Shoe-peg has always been 
more or less synonymous with Country Gentleman and 
is still used. In our opinion, Country Gentleman is one 
of the most delicious varieties of Corn available. The 
fact that it is not very generally used by canners and 
market gardeners attests to its inherent quality. The 
kernels are very deep, slender, sweet, with a tender hull, 
and always are set irregularly without row-formation. 
The height of the stalk averages 7 feet; the length of 
the ear, 7 inches. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 \b. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 
30 cts.; 5 lbs. and over, 27 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb. 



IMPORTANT NOTE ON STEWART'S DISEASE 

For the past three years the losses of Sweet Corn from 
Stewart's Disease have been so disastrous within our 
general trading area that for the present, at least, we are 
restricting our offerings to four varieties which are very 
highly resistant to it. This obviously means the elimination 
of many varieties that held an important place with our 
trade. Temporarily, at least, these include the famous 
Golden Bantam and practically all of the early golden 
varieties. Stewart's Disease also accounts for our elimina- 
tion of a very excellent Corn, Kingscrost Golden Bantam, 
which has proved almost valueless to our trade except in 
the northern states, including Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, 
and Minnesota, where Stewart's Disease is practically 
unknown. It is a keen disappointment to us to have to 
give up that variety. 



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STORES SEED 5 



CUCUMBERS 




Stokes Greenpack is very early and therefore valuable in the South 



No. 40. Stokes Greenpack 

Early. Heavy -yielding. Color livid dark green. Length 7 inches 

Days to maturity, 60. This variety was originally introduced by Simon as the Stays Green. 
Stumpp & Walter at that time had a grass-seed mixture called Staigreen, and they brought legal 
proceedings against Simon, who changed the name to The Kirby, following that name with a subtitle, 
It Stays Green. This was an important variety with Simon, and he promptly started long and expen- 
sive legal proceedings with various members in the se^ed-trade to protect his name, with the result 
that the variety is now offered under various names including Greenpack, Stays Green, Black Dia- 
mond, etc. Despite all its history of nomenclature, this variety still holds a place of some prominence, 
especially on the Atlantic seaboard. It has been a large money-maker in South Carolina and in 
Florida. It is perhaps a week earlier than Early Fortune, but is an inch shorter and has been at times 
criticized because of that fact. On the other hand, it is a beautiful deep green color which has been 
responsible for its often securing a premium of from 50 cents to SI per package over any other variety. 
Our Colorado grower has done some careful work in the further development of the strain, and our 
seed is offered with assurance that it is the true type. Over the past 5 years we have sold the variety 
in large quantities. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 1 ^Ib. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. per lb. 




ELarly Fortune is well named 



No. 41 . Early Fortune 

The best all-round shipping variety. Length 8 l ,2 inches 

Days to maturity, 65. Our stock of Early Fortune is the most satisfactory shipping Cucumber 
under general conditions. This luxurious, green, slender, symmetrical, and slightly tapering Cucumber 
is now in greater demand than any other variety. Its earliness, its heavy cropping, and its beautiful 
appearance all have a part in placing it in the premier position. Its only weakness lies in the fact 
that it has a tendency to show white stripes at the blossom end and will bleach out slightly as it 
approaches maturity. Such adverse criticism, however, cannot be made of the variety if it is grown 
and picked under proper conditions. 

Stokes Early Fortune is the result of an effective breeding program. It will be found distinctly 
superior to the average stocks of Early Fortune. The average length of the variety is 8}4 inches. 
Experienced growers have found in our stock of Early Fortune a fine type of \\ hite-Spine Cucumber 
that is distinctly superior. We believe no finer stock of Early Fortune is available. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; Y^lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. per lb. 

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Noo 42. Woodruff's Hybrid or Clark's Special 



No. 43. Stokes 
Windermoor Wonder 



Uniform. Brilliant deep green. Length 10 inches 

Days to maturity, 68. This variety, which regularly is offered 
under two names, is also sold under the name of Perfection. 
It has been unusually successful in the Middle Atlantic 
States and in Erie County, New York. Its long, 
straight, attractive shape and very rich green 
color make it an outstanding type. It will 
usually hold its color for at least a week 
after being gathered. Its extra length 
is usually greatly in its favQr on 
the markets. The stock we 
offer will be found a very 
uniform one. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 
5cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 

V 4 lb. 25 cts.; 
k lb. 80 cts.; 
5 lbs. or 




(See colored photo on inside 
back cover) 

Handsome deep green color. Few seeds 
Length 12 inches 



over, 
75 cts. 
per 
lb. 



Woodruff's Hybrid is 
one of the most profit- 
able Cucumbers now 
grown. 



Davs to maturity, 70. Stokes Windermoor 
Wonder is, without question, the most handsome 
outdoor Cucumber that is being grown today. Our 
Company had the honor of introducing Windermoor 
Wonder in 1916, and in the 17 years that have followed 
it has been offered under many different names, the most prom 
inent being The Vaughan and Longfellow. Out of fairness to our 
competitors, we want to state that at least the two above stocks 
were probably secured from independent sources. The fruits of 
Stokes Windermoor Wonder are very long and slender. Its color is 
uniform from end to end, and the characteristic white stripes at the 

blossom end are an attractive emerald-green, which definitely adds to its brilliant appearance 
on the market, where it invariably stands in a class of its own and brings the high money. 
Growers must not expect as heavy yields of Stokes Windermoor Wonder as of the shorter 
varieties. This factor, however, will be many times made up by the advanced sales price. 

Stokes Windermoor Wonder is the result of a cross made by Mr. Vernon Sheap, in Jackson 
County, Michigan, between Davis Perfect and English Telegraph — the hybrid combining the 
important features of each. Stokes Windermoor Wonder is a very shy-seeding variety, and 
for this reason the price will never equal the White-Spine types. Should growing conditions 
be abnormal, and either weather or soil unfavorable, crooked and ill-shaped fruits will result. 
This is a disadvantage suffered by any extra-long variety. Stokes Windermoor Wonder 
averages from 10 to 12 inches. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; y 4 \b. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 
5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb. 



DEEP-ROOTED EXCELLENCE 

Our aim as businessmen has been to get ourselves and our product received and 
accepted. Our ideal as seedsmen has been to develop a deep-rooted excellence based on 
simplicity of effort. Our hope for the future lies in our ability to develop and maintain 
our restricted variety list at a level of high perfection. This Catalog is our spokesman. 



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STORES SEED S 




Long-standing White Boston in every way lives up to its name. Especially recommended for 

summer culture 



No. 44. Long-Standins White Boston Lettuce 

Very long -standing. Resistant to wilt and tip-burn 

Days to maturity, 75. Our firm had the honor of introducing this European variety in the 
United States in 1933. We believe it is destined for a wide and important future. Funda- 
mentally, it is a very pure strain of the White Boston type, but its great mark of distinction 
is its long-standing habit of growth and its freedom from tip-burn. Any Lettuce which will 
stand up under the dry, burning heat of mid-July as this one does is a stock of outstanding 
merit. For table quality and tender sweetness, we know of no other strain that will compare 
with Long-standing White Boston. The color is a bright yellow-green. Our prediction is that 
this Lettuce will largely replace the older White Boston, for it has all of the good qualities of 
that variety and at the same time holds from 2 to 3 weeks longer before shooting to seed and 
is more resistant to wilt and tip-burn. Give it a thorough trial this year. 

We must call attention to the fact that Long-standing White Boston is not successful on 
muck w r here the vegetative growth is too heavy to form a satisfactory head. This, however, is 
not the case on ordinary loam soils and w r ith the usual fertility. We recommend that Long- 
standing White Boston be given very serious consideration by all upland market gardeners. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; V 4 lb. 60 cts.; lb. $2; 5 lbs. or over, $1.85 per lb. 

No. 45. White Boston 

A strain that is free from the usual red tinge that develops in cool weather 

Days to maturity, 75. A white-seeded variety sold originally as Unrivalled. This, for 
several years, was offered by us as Green-leaved Big Boston. It will hold 18 days before shooting 
to seed. The original of this was offered by Vilmorin Andrieux & Cie. as Sans Rival and first 
introduced on this continent by two Canadian firms, John A. Bruce & Co. and J. A. Simmers. 
The frame and head are of good size and are completely free from the brownish red tinge, even 
in cool w r eather. The heart of the variety is buttery and yellow and of excellent table quality. 
We particularly recommend it for growing under coldframes for early spring planting and for 
late fall planting. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; V 4 lb. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb. 



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No. 46. New York (Number Twelve) 

Matures earlier. Better adapted to eastern climate 

Days to maturity, 77. This variety will hold 24 days before shooting to seed. It comes 
from the European variety, Chou di Napoli, or Neapolitan, and was introduced in the United 
States by Henderson in 1896 under the name of New York. The synonyms Los Angeles and 
Wonderful have been attached to it since its introduction. In the produce trade, New York 
Lettuce is known as Iceberg, but this is very different from the older Iceberg, the name given 
by Burpee to the European variety India Head in 1894. In northern New York it is known 
under the name of Webb's Wonderful. It is now the most largely used Lettuce in the world. 
It is grown in immense quantities on the Pacific Coast and shipped to all parts of the Unjted 
States in refrigerator cars. 

New York is one of the largest of the heading varieties, curled and crisp, dark green and 
slightly curled at the edges. The No. 12 strain which we offer herewith is an early-maturing 
type which seems much more adapted to our eastern climate. For some years the Pacific Coast 
growers have apparently had a near monopoly in the production of Iceberg-type Lettuce. The 
prevailing cool temperatures on the coast were in their favor. The No. 12 strain has partially 
changed this condition. It is much less susceptible to tip-burn when grown in well-prepared 
and well-fertilized ground. It will develop solid, crisp, large-sized heads. The color is a trifle 
lighter than other strains of New York. It is 
especially adapted for maturity in the very 
early summer or in the late fall. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; 
V 4 lb. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 
per lb. 

Cos or Romaine Lettuce 

No. 47. White Paris or Trianon 

The standard self-folding Cos Lettuce 

Days to maturity, 77. This 
has been grown in America for 
about 150 years. Minton Collins, 
of Richmond, Va., offered it in 
1793. White Paris is a typical 
Cos variety, strictly self-closing, 
comparatively late, and will hold 
20 days before shooting to seed. 
The compact, blanched, firm 
head is round at the top, with 
leaves not tightly overlapping 
one another. In color it is a very 
dark green on the outside and 
well-blanched on the inside. 
The quality is excellent — hard 
in texture but exceedingly 
crisp and sweet — and it is 
recommended for long-dis- 
tance shipments. Trianon 
will make a delicious Ro- 
maine salad and is a pleasing 
change from the soft, buttery 
variety. The seed is white. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 
cts. ; oz. 20 cts. ; y 4 \b. 45 cts. ; 
lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 

per lb. An excellent stock of Trianon Cos 

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STORES SEEDS 




The New Weaver Special is worthy of your consideration this year 



MUSKMELON 

No. 48. The Weaver Special (New) 

A golden-fleshed Honey Ball. May be picked, vine-ripened, for long-distance shipments. 
A new and, we believe, important introduction 

Days to maturity, 100. This promising new melon is the result of a sport discovered in 1929 by 
J. C. Fluke, Manager of C. H. Weaver & Co., in the Imperial Valley of California. After 4 years' 
selection and development it is now offered to our customers as a melon of great promise and one 
that may have a prominent influence on the Cantaloupe industry. Its peculiar golden color gives 
one the impression of transparency, for one can almost see the rich orange interior flesh. The outside 
is well netted. In contrast to other varieties, it goes through a ripening process extending 5 or 6 days 
after being picked on a full slip. This quality is very important, for it permits the melon to arrive in 
distant markets in perfect condition. If picked on a full slip and handled properly there need be no 
loss from soft or over-ripe fruits. Furthermore, it is found that the eating quality is better after the 
Cantaloupe has been picked 4 or 5 days. In size it runs to jumbo 36-pack and to 12-pack flat crates. 
The shape is almost round and the size is already bred to a great evenness. 

The flesh of The Weaver Special is unusually thick and, as stated above, it has an unusual orange- 
red tint extending to the rind. It is smoother than in most Cantaloupes. Its flavor is one of its great 
assets. Even though of jumbo and larger size, the cavity is very small — a silver dollar will completely 
hide the seed in many fruits. We recommend a thorough test for The Weaver Special this year. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y A \b. 85 cts.; lb. $3; 5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb. 

No. 49. Hale's Best Number 1 1 2 

A far more uniform strain than the original Hale's Best 

Days to maturity, 85. The Hale's Best Cantaloupe made a spectacular advent upon the Canta- 
loupe markets of 1924, and for a whole decade it has held an important position among the earlier 
varieties. We look on this as an outstanding shipping Cantaloupe. The fruits are oval, averaging 
63^2 inches in length and 5 inches in diameter. Its golden flesh is thick, firm, and of fine quality. 
One of the marked features of Hale's Best is that it maintains its fine quality after it is over-ripe and 
does not deteriorate in flavor as do so many Cantaloupes when over-ripe. Hale's Best also has some 
disease-resistant qualities. This strain No. 112 is a distinct improvement over the original stock of 
Hale's in uniformity and size and is recommended as a main-crop melon. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 



The Importance of Constant Spraying of Cantaloupe Vines 

Flavor in melons is dependent on the variety that is used and the vitality and health of the vine that the melon 
is picked from. All of the four melons which we now offer have grown well, have a superlatively fine flavor, but 
none of them will be worth keeping if they are gathered from dead or partially diseased vines. The greatest factor 
of insurance against disease is constant spraying of the vines with Bordeaux Mixture, from the time when the 
plants are well started until the very end of the picking season. Our good neighbor and customer, William Madara, 
a Gloucester County fruit-grower who had 20 acres of Cantaloupes this last season, carried on a very complete 
spraying operation and did so by ingeniously rigging up a spray pump on an old Ford chassis. This was used week 
after week, even after the vines covered the entire field. The tires of the outfit were only partially inflated, and 
the loss of broken vine shoots was very immaterial compared to the protection afforded the crop. 



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No. 50. Hearts of Gold 

Recommended for roadside market sale 

Days to maturity, 85. Hearts of Gold, or Improved Hoodoo, was first developed by the late 
Roland Morrill, a successful Michigan melon-grower, and in the early years it was distinctly a Michi- 
gan melon. It has now found wide favor in all districts, including the famous Imperial Valley of 
California, from which point hundreds of carloads of Hearts of Gold are now shipped. Mr. Morrill 
claimed this to be the result of an accidental cross between Osage and Netted Gem. It combines 
the golden flesh of Osage with the heavy netting and thin rind of the Netted Gem, and it is about 
25 per cent larger than the standard Rocky Ford type. In the eastern part of the country, Hearts 
of Gold has shown a decided resistance to rust. This fact has also been checked in our own trials. 
We can also say that Hearts of Gold is more hardy and withstands heavier frosts than other varieties. 
With proper cultivation it should maintain a picking season of from 4 to 8 weeks. Customers can 
be assured of the purity of our strain, all of which has been hand-cut. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; l/ 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. . 



No. 51. The Honey Rock 

Early. Disease-resistant. Vigorous 

Days to maturity, 80. (Also known as Sugar Rock and misnamed Wisconsin Special.) This 
melon is one of recent origination by George F. Trine & Sons, of Michigan. Our customers' experiences 
with it this past season have been extremely satisfactory. The large city markets were not fully 
aware of the great value of Honey Rock, but they will be fully acquainted with it before the 1934 
season is well started. Those who sold Honey Rock on roadside markets experienced an almost 
unprecedented demand. Three stands that we know of were able to take 185 baskets at one delivery. 
One of our important customers, William Madara, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, netted con- 
siderably more money from 10 acres of Honey Rock than from 10 acres of Hale's Best. Honey Rock 
is of medium size, almost perfectly round, and heavily netted. The flesh is a deep orange color, 
extremely thick and of uniformly high flavor — a feature that does not hold for many varieties. The 
exterior color of the melon is a light green, turning when ripe to a light golden yellow. Its ripening 
season is slightly earlier than most strains of Hale's Best. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; V 4 lb. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb. 



Fordhook Is Eliminated 

Perhaps this elimination is per- 
manent; perhaps it is temporary. 
Until we are able to offer our trade 
a stock that is absolutely reliable, 
we prefer to discontinue Fordhook 
Muskmelon. With the newer intro- 
ductions, we are not sure that it will 
ever have an important place again. 




The Honey Rock has already proved its worth 
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WATERMELON 

No. 52. Stone Mountain 

Edible qualities and distinctly superior to any other shipping variety 

Days to maturity, 90. Introduced recently by H. G. Hastings & Co. who state "with full regard 
for all other melons, this is the greatest Watermelon in existence." The name Dixie Belle has errone- 
ously been given to Stone Mountain. It undoubtedly is the outstanding introduction in the last 
few years. Melons weighing over 50 pounds have been produced on good land. In shape, Stone 
Mountain is almost round. The outside color is a rich dark green, it has a medium thick rind, and 
the flesh is a rich scarlet. It is now being shipped long distances, although the originator did not 
claim this quality for it. We believe; however, it must not be piled too high in the cars. Stone Moun- 
tain does not carry more than half the seed found in other similar varieties, and the seeds are white. 
It is a prolific bearer and stands up under very trying conditions. Stone Mountain is offered as our 
No. 1 choice for 1934. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; y 4 \b. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 

No. 53. Improved Kleckley Sweet 

This is also sold under the name Wonder Melon 

Days to maturity, 85. The fruits of this melon are distinctly larger than the original Kleckley, 
a melon introduced by Trumbell & Beebee in San Francisco in 1898. Monte Cristo is synonymous 
with Kleckley Sweet. Improved Kleckley Sweet is not suitable for long-distance shipment, although 
the rinds are much tougher and stronger than the original Kleckley. The seeds are slightly larger and 
are snow-white. For fts size and shape we consider it to be a melon of very high quality. The flavor 
is extremely fine. It is regular in shape and the melons will average from 30 to 50 pounds, perhaps 
10 pounds heavier than the original Kleckley. Color of the flesh is a rich bright scarlet which is 
sure to find an enthusiastic welcome from the consuming public. You will find our Improved Kleckley 
Sweet a very superior article. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 1,41b. 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 

No. 54. Tom Watson 

The most widely grown shipping Watermelon 

Days to maturity, 90. This melon, originating in Georgia, and named for the Honorable Tom 
Watson, has enjoyed a quarter century of distinguished success as the outstanding \\ atermelon for 
shipment in the United States. In appearance it is similar to Improved Kleckley Sweet, it being an 
extra-long melon averaging from 18 to 24 inches in length and 10 inches in diameter. The average 
shipping weight ranges from 40 to 50 pounds. Its heavy, elastic, dark green rind withstands shipment 
to distant markets. The flesh is not so tender and of such high quality as Stone Mountain or Kleckley 
Sweet, and the variety is not recommended for home consumption. The flesh is a bright red. Seeds 
are brown tipped with white. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb 75 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 70 cts. per lb. 



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ONION 

No. 55. Riverside Sweet Spanish 

A privately grown stock of marked superiority 

Days to maturity, 115. This increasingly popular Onion was developed by Aggeler & Musser 
in Riverside County, California, about 1926. It is a development of Sweet Spanish which undoubtedly 
is the same thing as Vilmorin's Giant Spanish, or Gibraltar, now indistinguishable from Valencia or 
Denia. The Riverside strain is recognized as being superior in flavor and yield, being unusually 
mild, and it has been known to produce crops of more than 50,000 pounds per acre. This Onion is 
practically the size of an orange; the color of the skin is a deep amber-orange, and the flesh is almost 
white. It has proved to be a very profitable shipping and fall storage Onion. Our stock has been 
grown privately for us in a high mountain valley of New Mexico, only the most perfect bulbs being 
chosen for the crop. In our entire experience we have never seen a more beautiful lot of bulbs. As 
compared to the original Spanish types, this Riverside stock will prove to be a much better keeper, 
having been selected primarily for that quality. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; y 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb. 



No. 56. Mountain Danvers 

A very early -maturing , long-keeping Onion of the Yellow Danvers type 

Days to maturity, 100. We first offered Mountain Danvers to our trade in 1927. Since its intro- 
duction it has made a great deal of money for our customers. It is a selection of the Yellow Globe 
Danvers Onions which has been carried on for several seasons in a high mountain valley on the 
western slope of Colorado at an elevation of 5000 feet. The fact that it will mature hard, uniform 
bulbs 10 days ahead of Yellow Globe Danvers is of outstanding importance to those who have at 
times lost part of a crop in a short season. The factor of earliness has been achieved through constant 
selection in a high altitude. Our strain shows a high type and color purity. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; l/ 4 lb. 60 cts.; lb. $2; 5 lbs. or over, $1.75 per lb. 



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FENNEL, ANISE or FINOCCHIO 

No. 57. Florence 

A native of Italy. Plants 3 feet tall, with broad, overlapping leaves 
forming a bulb-like vegetable at the base of the stem. The seed is usually 
sown in the spring for a summer crop, in rows 16 inches apart and 
thinned to 5 inches apart. Fennel requires a good deal of moisture. 
The plant is usually eaten boiled. In flavor it somewhat resembles 
celery, but is far more aromatic with a delicate, sweet flavor. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V A \b. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or 
over, 90 cts. per lb. 

KOHLRABI 

No. 58. Extra-Early White Vienna 

A successful forcing type 

Days to maturity, 45. This extra-early forcing strain with an unusually 
short top-leaf is one of European origin. It permits planting very close 
together and is undoubtedly the finest available strain either for forcing 
or for outdoor use. To insure success, sowing should be made everv 
10 days. 

Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 10 cts. ; oz. 25 cts. ; V 4 lb. 85 cts. ; lb. $3 ; 5 lbs. 
or over, $2.75 per lb. 



KALE or BORECOLE 

No. 59. Dwarf Blue Scotch 

A special extra-curled selection 

Days to maturity, 55. This special selection for blue-green color has been made for about 10 years. 
Its advantage over the old Dwarf Green Curled Scotch is that it will hold without yellowing for long- 
distance shipments, thus commanding a higher price on the market. It develops to a large size and pro- 
duces a great mass of foliage. It also is highly resistant against severe winter weather. The leaves are 
intricately and most beautifully curled and in the spring stand for a long time before turning yellow. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 



No. 60. Siberian 

An extra-curled, long-standing type 

Days to maturity, 65. This stock is valuable because it has been bred for the extra-curled type. It will 
withstand extremely low temperatures and is very slow to shoot to seed in the spring. The shape and the 
curling of the leaf give it the appearance of an immense ostrich feather. It retains its stiffness a long time 
after being cut. The color is a rich blue-green with a purple tinge. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 
V 4 lb. 25 cts. ; lb. 75 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 70 cts 
per lb. 



LEEK 

No. 61 
Monstrous Carentan 

Days to maturity, 90. A 
very popular variety. It is 
about the same length as 
Large Rouen, but still thicker, 
often attaining a diameter of 
3 inches and a length of 8 
inches. The leaves are a very 
dark green. This variety is 
considered to be superior to 
the Musselburgh Leek. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 
cts.; oz. 20 cts.; V 4 lb. 45 cts.; 
lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, 
$1.40 per lb. 




Dwarf Blue Scotch Kale 



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MUSTARD 

No. 62. Fordhook Fancy 

This variety is also known as Ostrich Plume 

A handsome, upright-growing, mild variety, 
slow to bolt seed-stalks. Leaves bright green 
and plume-like, deeply fringed on the edges. 
Its superiority over the older Southern Giant 
Curled is due to its more finely cut leaf. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; 
Vilb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. 
per lb. ^ 

No. 63. Tendergreen or Mustard Spinach 

A comparatively new variety of Oriental origin. This "green" 
has found a cordial welcome in the South. The quick-growing 
plant develops a large rosette of thick, tender, dark green leaves 
that are quite smooth and have light green center ribs. It is slow 
to shoot to seed and resistant to heat and drought. Combines the 
flavor of mustard and spinach. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 
cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb. 




Tendergreen 



OKRA 

No. 64. Perkins* Mammoth 

A medium-early, productive variety. Pods a bright deep green, 7 inches in length, slender, meaty, 
pointed, and ribbed. This is the standard medium-early sort for general purpose. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb. 

No. 65. Dwarf Lons-Pod 

An early, prolific type which we have recently improved at our Moorestown Proving-Grounds. The 
plants will average 2J/£ feet in height and the dark green pods 7 inches in length. It is a heavy bearer. 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb. 



PARSLEY 



N< 



66. Champion Moss Curled 

An extra-triple-curled type 
Days to maturity, 60. Plant very compact. Leaves very dark green and so finely cut and loosely curled 
to resemble tufts of moss. Aside from its value for flavoring and garnishing, the plant is decorative. 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; Vfclb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb. 



No. 67. Hamburg Thick-Rooted 



Days to maturity, 90. A well-developed stock forming thick, fleshy, edible roots which are extensively 
used as flavoring. The leaves are plain and deeply cut. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb. 



PARSNIP 

No. 68. All American Coreless 

A distinguished strain now offered for the second year 




All American Coreless Parsnips 

27 



to maturity, 130. 
one of the very 



Days 
This is 

finest stocks in cultivation 
It is the result of a pains- 
taking selection by an 
American market gardener. 
Roots average 8 to 10 
inches in length and are 
smooth and very white. 
The core has been practi- 
cally eliminated. This type 
is highly recommended. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 
cts.; oz. 15 cts.; y 4 \b. 40 
cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or 
over, $1.40 per lb. 



BEDS 



PEAS 

No. 69. Laxton's Progress 

Excellent semi-dwarf, early variety 

Days to maturity, 60. Developed 
and introduced by Laxton Brothers of 
England in 1922, it reached the United 
States in 1924. This Pea has the 
largest pod and is the most attractive 
of the entire Laxtonian family. It is 
valuable for shipment to distant mar- 
kets and also for production in home 
and market gardens. Height of vine 
18 inches. Foliage dark green and 
prolific. Length of pod 43^ inches, 
width % inch; somewhat 
curved, pointed, and 
handsome. The pods con- 
tain from 7 to 9 large 
Peas. The seeds are 
especially large, with more 
of the medium green than 
of the cream color. Lax- 
"lon's Progress has had 
some very careful work 
done on it since it has 
been introduced into 
America and may now 
be considered one of the 
very top varieties in popu- 
larity for all general pur- 
poses. It may be dis- 
tinguished from Peter 
Pan, to which it is most 
similar, by maturing a 
week earlier. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 
10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 
35 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 30 
cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 24 cts. per lb.; 
25 lbs. at 22 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb. 



No. 70. World's Record 

Slightly earlier than Gradus and 
with a shorter vine 

Days to maturity, 55. This variety 
originated with Sutton prior to 1907, 
and is the result of a cross between 
Harbinger and Early Giant. It first 
reached the United States about 1913. 
World's Record is a Gradus type, but 
matures 4 or 5 days earlier. It is an 
excellent garden Pea for the early 
markets. 1 he medium green vines 
grow to a height of 30 inches. Pods 
3% inches long, medium green, 
pointed, broad, plump, containing 7 
to 8 large, tender Peas of good 
quality. The seeds are large, cream 
and green, and wrinkled. World's 
Record is at present the leading mar- 
ket variety in New Jersey. Some 
growers have found it to be more pro- 
ductive and more profitable than 
most other varieties of recent years. 

Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; Vzlb. 
20 cts.; lb. 35 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 30 
cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 
24 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 22 cts. per 
lb.; 100 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb. 



F O K_ 



PEPPER 

No. 71. California Wonder 

A large, thick-walled, handsome Pepper 

Days to maturity, 125. This variety had 
its American introduction in California about 
1927 and has been very widely accepted. 
While not or the very earliest maturity, it 
nevertheless ripens within a week of Ruby 
King. It has set a standard of excellence in 
Sweet Peppers. The plant is a heavy pro- 
ducer, often bearing 6 to 8 large fruits at 
the same time. Because of the firmness of 
the wall, it has been widely accepted as a 
shipping variety. Our stock will develop a 
wall-thickness of from 34 to % of an inch. 
It packs well, the skin is smooth and glossy, 
and it will not wilt under long-distance 
handling. The fruit will average 43^ inches 
in length and 4 inches in diameter; it ranges 
between 3 and 4 lobes. When completely 
ripe it will change from a deep green to a 
bright crimson. This is the heaviest Pepper 
we have ever known. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 50 cts.; 
V 4 lb. $1.75; lb. $6; 5 lbs. or over, $5.75 
per lb. 



No. 72. World Beater 

Heavy producer. Large, handsome fruit 
(See colored photo on back cover) 

Days to maturity, 125. World Beater is said to be 
a cross between Chinese Giant and Ruby King, but we 
are skeptical as to its origin. We think it more likely 
to have been merely a selection out of Ruby Giant. It 
was introduced by I. N. Simon & Son about 1921, 
and since that time it has been widely accepted in the 
commercial as well as in the home-garden field. It will 
develop a fruit 5 inches in length and 3M inches in 
diameter, sometimes 3- and sometimes 4-Iobed. The 
flesh is mild and sweet, turning from a rich dark green 
to a bright crimson at maturity. It has been a very 
profitable Pepper to growers from New Jersey to 
Florida. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 30 cts.; y 4 \b. $1; 
lb. $3.50; 5 lbs. or over, $3.25 per lb. 



No. 73. Ruby King 

A handsome, long, slender stock 

Days to maturity, 120. This variety was introduced 
by Burpee in 1884, and for a half century it has taken 
an important place in the vegetable industry of the 
United States. The plant will grow to a height of 2 
feet and is vigorous and productive. Fruits average 
43^2 inches in length, 2% inches in diameter, and are 
usually 3-Iobed. The flesh of the stock we offer is 
reasonably thick but does not approach the weight of 
California Wonder. It is sweet, at first a dark green, 
ripening to a bright scarlet. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; l/ 4 \h. 85 
cts.; lb. $3; 5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb. 



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RADISH 



No. 74. Early Scarlet Globe 

SHORT-TOP STRAIN 

Equally valuable for outdoor culture and for forcing 

Days to maturity, 23. A preponderantly large 
part of the commercial Radish production in the 
United States is now standardized on the Early 
Scarlet Globe type. This Radish, originally a 
European variety, has been refined to a high degree 
of perfection. Its ancestors were probably the Rond 
and the Ecarlate, which later became known as 
Vick's Scarlet Globe. The pedigree stock which we 
offer is all grown from stock seed which is developed 
from transplanted roots. When forced in the hot- 
house it develops a longer top. The roots are 
globular, very slightly elongated, averaging not 
over inches in length; tap-root is slender and 
well defined. In color it is a uniform, brilliant 
scarlet. The flesh is white, crisp, and of mild flavor. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 25 
cts.; lb. 75 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 70 cts. per lb. Not 
Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 65 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 55 cts. 
per lb. 

No. 76. White Icicle 

Considered by many the standard of excellence 
in Radishes 

Days to maturity, 27. This very popular variety 
is looked on as decidedly the best early white 
Radish. The tops are restrained, the roots are long 
and tapered, very white throughout, very brittle, 
and of splendid quality until at least 5 inches long. 
The flavor is mild and inviting. 

Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 5 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; V 4 \b. 20 
cts.; lb. 60 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 55 cts. per lb. Not 
Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 50 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 40 
cts. per lb. 



No. 75. Early Scarlet Globe 

MEDIUM-TOP STRAIN 

Days to maturity, 24. This strain is similar to 
the short-top strain, except that it has been selected 
for longer tops, ranging from 3 to 4 inches. It is 
particularly recommended for outdoor culture under 
normal conditions. The size and quality of the root 
is similar to the short-top strain described opposite. 
Its top will develop 1 to 2 inches longer than the 
short-top strain, which is considered a distinct 
advantage under certain conditions. Each strain 
will give great satisfaction in its place. The season 
is rather short, and the Radishes must be pulled 
promptly after reaching maturity. The maximum 
size before becoming pithy is 1 ^ inches in length 
and ^ inch in diameter. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 20 
cts. ; lb. 60 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 55 cts. per lb. Not 
Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 50 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 40 
cts. per lb. 

No. 77. Philadelphia White Box 

For forcing or for outdoor culture 
Days to maturity, 28. A variety introduced by 
Johnson & Stokes in 1888. This popular, medium- 
early, round, white Radish is highly esteemed. 
Owing to its short top and rapid growth, it is 
specially suited for growing under glass, in frames 
or boxes, hence its name. Although usually pulled 
when it is about 1 % inches in diameter, it can 
attain a size of 2 inches before becoming pithy. The 
flesh is very white, very crisp, fine-grained, and tender. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 
20 cts. ; lb. 60 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 55 cts. per lb. 
Not Prepaid : 10 lbs. at 50 cts. per lb. ; 100 lbs. at 
40 cts. per lb. 



PUMPKIN 



No. 78. Small Sugar 

Also called New England, or Boston Pie 

Days to maturity, 115. A standard variety for 
general use, and particularly desirable for pies. It 
is late in maturing and very prolific. The fruits are 
round, flattened at the ends, with a diameter of 10 
inches and a depth of 8 inches, weighing from 6 to 
8 pounds. The outside color is a deep orange. 
Flesh is thick, sweet, of fine quality, and of an 
orange-yellow color. It will store exceptionall y well. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 \b. 30 
cts. ; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 



No. 79. Orange Winter Luxury 

Newest development of old Winter Luxury 

Days to maturity, 100. Johnson & Stokes intro- 
duced the Winter Luxury Pumpkin in 1893. The 
present stock of Orange Winter Luxury is a develop- 
ment by Gill Brothers. The fruit of Orange Winter 
Luxury will attain a diameter of 10 inches and a 
depth of 8 inches, and will weigh 8 pounds. The 
outside skin is covered with a slight netting. The 
flesh is thick, firm, and exceptionally sweet. 

Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 5 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; V 4 lb. 30 
cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 



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SQUASH 

SUMMER VARIETIES 
No. 80. Giant Summer 
Straightneck 

A distinct improvement over the 
older Crookneck 

Days to maturity, 55. This 
is a development out of the very 
old variety, Golden Summer 
Crookneck. The comparative 
straightness of the fruit is an 
obvious advantage, especially 
in packing, for it requires less 
space and there is less breakage. 
Pound for pound of fruit, we 
consider that there is consider- 
able more available content for 
the table out of the newer vari- 
ety. Those who desire the small- 
er and perhaps more delicate Early Summer Crook- 
neck can always secure a Squash of that size and 
weight out of the Giant Summer Straightneck. 
The length of the latter will develop up to 20 inches 
if allowed full maturity, with a diameter up to 4^ 
inches, but it is more desirable when smaller. Color 
bright orange. Our strain is highly recommended. 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V^b. 30 cts.; 
lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 



No. 81 . Cocozelle 

A true long type 

Days to maturity, 65. The famous old Italian 
Marrow (Cocozella di Napoli). This strain is dis- 
tinguished from certain other strains as being con- 
siderably longer and more slender. While it is true 
that this type can grow to too great a length, if 
gathered when from 8 to 10 inches long it makes a 
very handsome fruit. It is true, however, that if 
allowed to reach its full maturity, it will develop a 
Squash at least 2 feet long. It is cylindrical, straight, 
smooth, dark green with lighter green stripes which 
change to a deep yellow at maturity. The flesh is 
greenish white. Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 5 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; 
V 4 lb. 30 cts. ; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 

No. 82. Early White Bush 

Green-tinted or Benning Strain 

Days to maturity, 53. We consider this to be the 
best of the green-tinted varieties which, in most 
instances, have proved to be far better sellers than 
the original strain. The fruits are of a convenient 
size for shipping. Color is greenish white when 
young, creamy white when fully matured. The 
small, edible fruits usually find a more ready sale. 
In size they average 8 inches in diameter, with 3 
inches thickness. The old variety used to be referred 
to as Patty- Pan. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 
cts. ; l / 4 lb. 30 cts. ; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. 






Giant Summer Straightneck Squash 



Golden Delicious Squash 

WINTER VARIETIES 
No. 83. Golden Delicious 

New. Highly desirable for home use or for canning 

Days to maturity, 100. This remarkable new 
introduction was originated by Gill Brothers, and 
in the comparatively short time it has been avail- 
able, it has received wide acceptance. It is the 
result of a cross between Boston Marrow and 
Delicious, retaining the brilliant red-orange color 
of Boston Marrow and the high flavor and texture 
of Delicious. The fruits are shaped like a top, being 
about 10 inches across at the top and 8 inches from 
top to point, and the average weight is about 7 
pounds. The flesh is from 2 to 3 inches thick. It 
is particularly desired by canners because of its 
high starch content. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; 
oz. 15 cts.; Y 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 
cts. per lb. 

No. 84. Table Queen 

Also called Des Moines and Acorn 

Days to maturity, 58. This Squash was first 
listed commercially by the Iowa Seed Company in 
1913, but previous to that time it had been grown 
by Des Moines market gardeners, and there is 
reason for believing that it was well known to the 
Indians of the prairie for many generations. It is 
an ideal individual Squash, and one that is especi- 
ally desirable for baking. The fruit is acorn-shaped, 
averaging 5}4 inches in length and 4% inches in 
diameter. The outside color is a green-black and 
the flesh is a light yellow. It matures early, but 
ships and stores well. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; 
oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 
90 cts. per lb. 

No. 85. Boston Marrow 

The standard commercial Squash for pies 

Days to maturity, 97. This variety, a native of 
New England for upward of a century, remains one of 
the most largely planted fall and winter 
types of Squash. It is very largely used by pie 
manufacturers and by canners. It resembles 
Hubbard in size and shape. The fruits will 
average 6 to 8 pounds, having a length of 12 
inches and a diameter of 9 inches. The red- 
orange skin is somewhat rough and quite 
hard. The flesh is yellow, thick, and firm. 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 
y 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb. 75 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 
70 cts. per lb. 



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Note the perfect savoying of the leaves in this seed-field of Bloomsdale Savoy 



SPINACH 



No. 86. Bloomsdale Savoy 

An extra dark green strain for spring 
or fall production 

Days to maturity, 40. Named and introduced by 
Landreth in 1828. The word "Bloomsdale" was 
added about 1874, after the variety had been 
greatly improved. The stock that we offer is a 
highly developed selection of an especially dark 
green strain which gives the plants a fresh appear- 
ance for a long time after being cut. Furthermore, 
it will stand in marketable condition for a longer 
time after reaching maturity than the older types 
of Savoy, and being just as early in maturity, it 
largely replaces the old stock. Plants are erect in 
growth, hardy, and attractive. The leaves are 
large, crumpled, and somewhat blistered. 

Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; V 4 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 
40 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 16 cts. per lb. 

No. 88. Long-Standing Bloomsdale 

A Savoy type that will hold 10 days longer 
before bolting 

Days to maturity, 43. This valuable introduction 
was the product of that remarkable Holland plant- 
breeder, A. R. Zwaan, who has, perhaps, done more 
for the improvement of Spinach varieties than any 
other individual. Although it is slightly longer in 
reaching maturity — perhaps 4 or 5 days — it never- 
theless closely resembles Bloomsdale Savoy, and 
the fact that it remains in marketable condition 10 
days longer than Bloomsdale is greatly in its favor, 
especially in the event of an extra-large crop or an 
unfavorable market. Its production of larger plants, 
and thus more bushels per acre, also adds to its 
value. This very popular variety is being used in 
both the spring and fall. The deep glossy green 
leaves are intensely crumpled and blistered. Type 
is very uniform. 

Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; ^lb. 15 cts.; lb. 40 
cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 
lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 17 cts. per lb. 



No. 87. Virginia Blight-Resistant 

Recommended for August and September 
planting only 

Days to maturity, 40. This stock was first devel- 
oped and introduced by the Virginia Truck Experi- 
ment Station. Because it is composed of 70 per cent 
male plants, it will quickly run to seed in warm 
weather, and is not recommended to be planted in 
the latitude of Philadelphia until after August 20. 
There are two outstanding advantages of Virginia 
Blight-resistant: First, its resistance to Spinach 
"yellows" or mosaic, a disease which often makes 
severe inroads on the fall crops, especially in certain 
eastern states; second, its definite resistance to low 
temperatures. This factor is thought to have been 
developed by injecting the blood of the wild Man- 
churian dandelion. While we discourage it for 
spring planting, a time when Spinach "yellows" is 
not severe, we very strongly recommend it for use 
in its special place. In appearance, it is now very 
similar to Bloomsdale Savoy. 

Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; V 4 \b. 15 cts.; lb. 40 
cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 
10 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 17 cts. per lb. 

No. 89. Nobel 

A long-standing Giant Thick-leaved type 

Days to maturity, 45. Mr. A. R. Zwaan is also 
responsible for the development of this variety, the 
heaviest producer of the Giant Thick-leaved type. 
The leaves are large, very succulent, crisp, tender, 
of delicious flavor, and not crumpled or savoyed. 
This variety now supersedes all others of its class, 
including the Viroflay types. The long-standing 
feature of Nobel is also greatly in its favor. It is a 
popular variety with canners in many instances 
because of the smoothness of the leaves, making 
washing a much simpler operation. 

Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; V 4 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 40 
cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 
lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 23 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.; 
100 lbs. at 17 cts. per lb 



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F O CL U A L I T Y 




Plant 6-48, one of the staked singles in our tenth generation Master Marglobe stock in one of the breed- 
ing plots on our Moorestown Proving Grounds. Date, Aug. 19, 1933. This plant may be destined to be 
reproduced several million times in the next three years. It bore 91 fruits. This happens to be the plant 
around which were grouped the Tomato experts shown on page 3. 



TOMATO 

No. 90. The Master Marglobe 

The heaviest, most desirable, all-purpose Tomato under cultivation 
For colored illustration and further description, see second cover and page 1 

Days to maturity, 118. The Master Marglobe, a selection from the late Dr. F. J. Pritchard's 
remarkable hybrid Marglobe, was first offered to the trade in 1925. Marglobe is a cross between 
Livingston's Globe and Vilmorin's Marvel of the Market, and represents, perhaps, the 
most forward step in Tomato breeding that had been made up to that time. The Master 
Marglobe has been developed over a carefully planned 7-year breeding program. We aimed for, 
and successfully attained, a Tomato that: (1) is 3^2 mc h deeper, allowing for two extra slices per 
fruit and eliminating loss from blossom-end scar and from flats; (2) has an interior with dis- 
tinctly smaller seed-cavities, heavier cross-sectors, and heavier wall, resulting in far less loss by 
puff, and adding greatly to the brilliant appearance of the fruit when sliced; (3) will yield — we 
believe we are conservative in making this statement — 40 per cent heavier than the original 
Marglobe, which in some instances has developed heavy, unproductive plants. 

It is difficult for us to hold ourselves in moderation in describing The Master Marglobe. 
The fact that it is our most important individual item means that we give it closer attention 
than we give anything else we sell. In our opinion, it is the most important Tomato in the 
United States today, and our annual sale of thousands of pounds of seed is an indication that 
the Tomato producers recognize the inherent strength of the strain. Except for those customers 
located in the northern-tier states, The Master, Marglobe will prove to be not only the most 
profitable Tomato, but also one of the most brilliant varieties now available anywhere. 

Our entire 1933 seed-production was the product of two plants of 2 years ago. The New 
Jersey State Department of Agriculture has certified our entire acreage as to type-purity and 
freedom from disease. Tomato experts from all over the United States inspected our fields last 
summer and pronounced them to be superior to anything they had ever seen. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; l/^Ib. $3; lb. $10; 5 lbs. or over, $9.50 per lb. 

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No. 91. Marglobe Tomato 

A standard commercial strain 

_ Days to maturity, 118. We quote as follows from our Catalog of 1926: "We have the great honor 
this year of bringing to our trade the Marglobe Tomato, a new variety which we believe is destined 
for great prominence within the next decade. Marglobe is another triumph for the plant-breeders. 
In this instance the honors go to Dr. Fred J. Pritchard of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United 
States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Pritchard, in his quiet, unassuming way, has accomplished 
very definite results in developing a wilt-resistant strain of Tomato. We believe the Marglobe to be 
his outstanding achievement." Seldom has a new introduction made such a deep impression as has 
Marglobe. In 8 short years it has gained outstanding importance among all the Tomatoes in this 
country. Not only is it resistant to fusarium wilt and to nailhead rust, but its other qualities are so 
distinguished that it is in a class of its own. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb. 

No. 92. Lange's Earliana 

We have purchased the distribution rights for this valuable new strain 

Days to maturity, 107. Sparks' Earliana was introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1900, and was 
spoken of at that time as the most successful novelty of the new century. About 30 years after this 
introduction, our neighbor, Ernest Lange, whose farm is only a few miles from the farm of Mr. George 
C. Sparks in Salem County, found an outstanding hill in his Earliana field. He saved the seed from 
it and two years later demonstrated before the farmers of southern New Jersey that he had a very 
superior strain of Earliana. Our firm has the honor of distributing this seed, and now, after two years, 
we are convinced that it is a greater money-maker than any other strain of Earliana now being grown. 
We had hoped by this time to have for you seed of our own selection, but it will require one more 
crop to do this. In the meantime we are offering the Tomato just as Mr. Lange offered it to us. At 
present it is rougher than we like, but even at that it is a very handsome Tomato, and the fact that 
the crown-set will very often produce from 10 to 20 large Tomatoes is obviously important. The 
plants will average better than 6 fruits on the crown-set. Plants set out the first week in May yielded 
the first ripe fruit on June 17, and the first fruit was placed on the market on June 22. This is an 
early date for Gloucester County, New Jersey. The variety has attracted wide attention among 
agriculturists. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; V 4 lb. $3.50; lb. $12. 

No. 93. Pritchard 

The last origination of a great plant-breeder 

Days to maturity, 112. This To- 
mato, Dr. F. J. Pritchard's last origina- 
tion before his untimely death, was a 
1931 introduction of the United States 
Department of Agriculture. Its original 
name was Scarlet Topper but soon after 
Dr. Pritchard's passing, the Department 
officially renamed it Pritchard, an honor 
that was eminently deserved. It is a 
cross of Marglobe and Cooper's Special, 
with most of the quality of Marglobe, 
and at the same time the earliness of 
Bonny Best. The plant has a definite 
self-topping tendency. This restricted 
plant-growth should be counteracted 
by heavy applications of ammonia 
(fish, king crab, or tankage) in the early 
weeks to insure full production. With 
proper fertilization it is a heavily produc- 
tive variety. The fruits have very much 
the appearance and quality of Mar- 
globe, being large, smooth, globular, 
and solid, with thick walls and heavy 
cross-sectors. It has already made an 
important place for itself with growers 
who could profit by advancing their 
season a week over Marglobe. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 
50 cts.; l/ 4 lb. $1.75; lb. $6; 5 lbs. or 
over, $5.75 per lb. 




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F O K_ 



CL U A L 1 T Y 




Bonny Best, 
early and 
productive 



other 
main- 
type. 



No. 94. Bonny Best 

Introduced by Walter P. Stokes 
in 1908 

Days to maturity, 112. From 
the Stokes Catalog of 1908 we 
quote as follows: "The place of 
honor — the first page in the book 
— is given this magnificent nov- 
elty now offered for the first 
time. ... I predict that the 
Stokes Bonny Best Early (Bonny 
Best Early it was called then) 
will soon be known from one end 
of the land to the other as the 
finest shipping Tomato ever pro- 
duced." That prediction, made 
25 years ago, has been amply 
justified. Dr. Pritchard's origi- 
nations, beginning in 1926, have 
of course limited the scope for 
the Bonny Best types, but they 
have by no means eliminated 
them from a place of importance 
in the industry. Bonny Best 
shares an important place with 

the second-early group. There are conditions under which it is still more successful than any 
variety, and being one of our firm's introductions, we take particular care to see that our stock is 
tained at a high standard of excellence. The color is an intense scarlet. John Baer is a similar 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 30 cts.; y 4 \b. $1; lb. $3.50; 5 lbs. or over, $3.25 per lb. 

No. 95. Super-Standard Bonny Best 

A special selection grown and saved on our Moorestown Proving- Grounds 

Days to maturity, 112. We have offered this extra-quality strain of Bonny Best for 10 years, and 
in that time it has been the source of great profit to our customers both for hothouse and for intensive 
field cultivation. Anyone desiring a specially fine type of Bonny Best can plant this strain with com- 
plete assurance of satisfactory results. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 50 cts.; y 2 oz. $1.25; oz. $2; y 4 lb. $7.50. 

No. 96. Greater Baltimore 

Especially valuable for canning 

Days to maturity, 123. This is 
a slightly earlier and deeper To- 
mato than the much older Stone, 
as introduced by Livingston in 
1889. Bolgiano, of Baltimore, 
introduced it under the 
name Greater Baltimore in 
1912. In many districts 
this Tomato is still the 
standard main-crop canning 
variety. The plant is large 
and medium heavy, thus 
protecting the fruit, which 
is somewhat flattened but 
nevertheless of excellent 
quality. Greater Baltimore 
is not recommended as a 
shipping variety for the 
reason that the market pays 
the high money for the 
deeper fruit. It cannot be 
grown successfully in Maine, 
New York, or Michigan. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; 
oz. 25 cts.; V 4 lb. 85 cts.; lb. $3; 
5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb. 



Similar to Stone, 




Greater 
Balti- 
more, a main- 
season type for 
canning 



D 



TURNIP 




No. 97. Purple-Top White Globe 

The standard all-purpose fall Turnip 

Days to maturity, 55. An American selection of 
at least a half-century's standing from a European 
type. This is the standard all-purpose variety used 
in this country. It is best suited for table use when 
3 inches in diameter, a size attained within 6 to 
8 weeks from planting. The tops are medium large, 
compact, and of a rich green. Roots are globular, 
smooth, bright purple above ground and pure white 
below. The flesh is white, firm, fine-grained, and 
tender when young. Purple-Top White Globe is a 
good keeper. It is used either for table or for stock- 
feeding. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; l / A \h. 17 
cts.; lb. 50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. 
per lb. ; 100 lbs. at 40 cts. per lb. 




Purple-Top White Globe Turnip 

No. 98. Purple-Top Yellow Aberdeen 

The best winter keeper 
Days to maturity, 70. This Turnip is particularly 
recommended for storage purposes. The root will 
develop to 5 inches in diameter. It is of high 
quality, globular and slightly flattened, smooth, 
upper part bright purple, lower part pale yellow. 
The flesh is of a light yellow color, sweet and tender. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 
17 cts.; lb. 50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb. 
100 lbs. at 40 cts. per lb. 

No. 99. Shogoin or Japanese Foliage 

A valuable dual-purpose variety 

Days to maturity, 60. An Oriental variety which has been 
in use in the United States for at least 5 years. In that time it 
has attained considerable popularity, especially in the South 
where greens are so highly prized. Shogoin develops large, 
edible, bright green leaves from 18 to 20 inches tall. The roots 
are semi-globular, white throughout, mild and tender. Shogoin 
is also valuable because of its resistance to drought and aphids. 

Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.f y A \h. 17 cts.; 
lb. 50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. 
at 40 cts. per lb. 



RUTABAGA 



No. 100. American Purple-Top 

Also known as Long Island Improved 

Days to maturity, 85. This standard variety is widely 
grown for market, for storage, and for car-lot shipment. The 
tops are comparatively small, the neck short. Roots are large, 
spherical, of a rich purple color above ground and light yellow 
below; tap-root is small. Flesh is yellow, fine-grained, firm, 
mild, and sweet. This variety will develop to a size of from 
4 to 6 inches in diameter and has excellent storage qualities. 
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V A \h. 17 cts.; lb. 
50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 
40 cts. per lb. 

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Shogoin Turnip 



Stokes Lawn Grass Seed 



The Stokes Standard Mixtures as offered herewith represent an honest value. The use of white clover 
we consider an optional matter — some prefer it and some do not. We are making no difference in the prices 
in our Standard Mixtures. In our opinion, Grass Seed should be purchased by the pound and not by the 
quart, peck, or bushel, which is always confusing and carries with it an element of mystery that is quite 
out of place in these times. 

The Stokes Mixtures Nos. 1, 2, and 3 as offered herewith are put up according to the official recommenda- 
tions of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. We believe that they are admirably suited to 
conditions in this area. For those wishing a fine Bent Grass lawn we offer our Bent Grass Mixture. This 
will make a finer lawn but requires more care. It is particularly adapted to acid soils. 



Standard Mixture No. 2 

With White Clover 

Kentucky Blue Grass, 50 per cent 
Red-Top, 25 per cent. 
South German Bent, 10 per cent. 
Rye Grass, 10 per cent. 
White Dutch Clover, 5 per cent. 
Prices on above mixtures, Postpaid: Each, Lb. 40 cts.; 5 lbs. at 35 cts 

per lb. ; 20 lbs. at 30 cts. per lb. 



Standard Mixture No. 1 

Without White Clover 

Kentucky Blue Grass, 55 per cent. 
Red-Top, 25 per cent. 
South German Bent, 10 per cent. 
Rye Grass, 10 per cent. 



Shady Lawn Mixture No. 3 

Meadow Fescue, 10 per cent. 
Rough-stalked Meadow, 30 per 
cent. 

Red Fescue, 20 per cent. 
South German Bent, 10 per cent. 
Red-Top, 10 per cent. 
Kentucky Blue Grass, 20 per cent, 
per lb. ; 10 lbs. at 32 cts. 



Bent Grass Mixture No. 4 

Rhode Island Bent Grass, 40 per 
cent and Kentucky Blue Grass, 
60 per cent. 

Prices, Postpaid: Each, Lb. 60 
cts. ; 5 lbs. at 55 cts. per lb. ; 10 lbs. 
at 52 V 2 cts. per lb.; 20 lbs. at 
50 cts. per lb. 



Kentucky Blue Grass 

Fancy Quality 

This seed has been thoroughly 
recleaned and weighs 21 pounds 
per bushel. 

Prices, Postpaid: Lb. 30 cts.; 
10 lbs. at 27 V 2 cts. per lb.; 20 lbs. 
at 25 cts. per lb. 

The Making of a Lawn 



White Dutch Clover 

This is in general use where a 
thick and quick growth is desired. 
It is particularly adapted for lawns 
at the seashore. 

Prices, Postpaid: y 4 \b. 20 cts.; 
lb. 75 cts. ; 5 lbs. at 70 cts. per lb. 



Preparation. The ideal soil for a lawn is light to medium 
loam. This should be dug or plowed to a depth of 6 inches, 
all stones, coarse roots, etc., removed during the raking 
and leveling process. As all soils contain weed seeds, it is 
best that some time elapse between the preliminary prepa- 
ration of the soil and the sowing of the Grass Seed. 
Seedsmen are often unfairly blamed in this respect. 

Sowing of the Seed. A careful study of the formulas 
offered on this page will show the mixture that is best suited 
to your purpose. Grass Seed may be sown either in the 
spring or in the fall. Sow 6 pounas of seed for every 1000 
square feet, or about 170 pounds per acre. A line friable 
soil-surface is best, and an even distribution of the seed 
may be obtained by sowing half of the seed in a north and 
south direction and the remainder in an east and west 
direction. After sowing the seed, rake it lightly and roll 
down. It is well to have rolling operation go both ways 
also. It will require from ten days to two weeks before 
there is much of a showing of grass. 

To Rebuild an Old Lawn. Many are not worth re- 



building and had better be spaded under for a fresh start. 
It must be understood, however, that a poor lawn cannot 
be turned into a good one in a few weeks. It is a gradual 
process, and one which takes care. Usually, the condition 
of the soil is at the bottom of the difficulty, for most lawns 
are lacking in organic matter and plant-food. They should 
be top-dressed at least once a year with mushroom soil or 
some other well-rotted manure. The practice of an annual 
application of Ammonium Sulphate is a good one. Three 
to four pounds per 1000 square feet should be used in each 
application, after which there should be a thorough sprin- 
kling. In reseeding an old lawn it is usually best to accom- 
pany it with a top-dressing, for unless the soil is prepared 
for the seed, very little of it grows. We recommend the 
use of 4 pounds of grass seed per 1000 square feet of re- 
built lawn. 

To Prevent Japanese Beetle Damage. In April or 
May apply Arsenate of Lead, 2 pounds for every 1000 
square feet. It is best to mix this with sand. The poison, 
thus applied, works its way down and finally kills the grub. 



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S T O . Ks_ E S SEEDS 



STOKES FLOWER SEEDS 

This Department continues to be an important part of our business. The list that we offer 
herewith contains some of the very finest stocks available, including many of the newest varieties. 
This seed may be purchased with great confidence. As is the case with our entire business, our Flower 
Seed Department is conducted on a very high standard, and the prices we ask have been made as 
low as we can make them without affecting quality. The ancient origin of each flower, where known, 
is given on the title line. 

The following symbols with their explanatory notes will be found helpful in the general classifi- 
cation of our offerings. 

A-Annual. Living only one growing season. hh-balf-hardy. Plants which need protection 

P- Perennial. Living over from year to year. against extreme low temperatures. 

h-hardy. Resistant to average seasonal tempera- | t-tender. Plants which will not stand up against 
ture variations. i extreme heat or cold. 



Ageratum Mexico 
505 Blue Ball. [hA-6in.] The bushes of this com- 
pact, ball-shaped plant are completely covered 
with large heads of fluffy flowers which make a 
mass of deep clear blue over a long season. This 
dwarf type is invaluable in the bed or for edging. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; M«z. 30 cts.; oz. SI. 

Antirrhinum • Snapdragon 

[hA] North America 

Snapdragons are one of the most valuable flowers 
easily grown from seed. They are justly deserving 
of their popularity. The Tall varieties show to the 
best advantage in long borders and are well adapted 
for backgrounds. The Half-Dwarf varieties are 
suitable for bedding. For early flowering, sow seed 
indoors during March and transplant to the open 
when the weather permits, or sow outdoors early 
in the spring. 

570 Mixed Tall Giants. Pkt. 15 cts.; Koz. SI. 
540 Mixed Half-Dwarf. Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 25 cts. 

Anchusa 

Mediterranean Region 
515 Italica, Lissadell. [hP-4ft.] A very handsome 
plant with an abundance of forget-me-not-like 
flowers of deep gentian-blue on drooping sprays, 
blooming all season and late into fall. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
Ysoz. 45 cts.; M oz - 75 cts. 





Anchusa italica 



Alyssum Southern Europe 

510 Little Gem or Carpet of Snow. [hA^4in.] These 
popular, free-flowering plants form dense masses 
of pure white flowers from late spring until frost. 
Invaluable for edging and bedding, and also in 
the rock-garden. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz « 20 cts.; 
oz. 50 cts. 

511 Saxatile compactum. [hP-9in.] Brilliant golden 
yellow blossoms cover the compact plants in pro- 
fusion from April to June. Fine for rockwork. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 40 cts.; 3^oz. 70 cts. 

Amaranthus 

[hA-3ft.] Asiatic Tropics 
Brilliant foliage plants much prized for their 
effectiveness in the formal border or bed. The 
brightest colors are produced in rather poor soil. 

513 Tricolor. (Joseph's Coat.) Brilliant red, yellow, 
and bronze-green leaves. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz - 
30 cts. 

514 Molten Fire. Bronzy crimson foliage, terminat- 
ing with tufts of brilliant poinsettia-red leaves. 
Pkt. 15 cts.; Moz. 50 cts. 

Aquilegia • Columbine 

Northern Hemisphere 

This favorite is among the easiest of hardy plants 
to grow from seed, very often blooming the first 
year if planted early in the spring. It will thrive in 
almost any condition, preferring partial shade and 
plenty of moisture. The variety we are offering 
bears large, long-spurred blossoms in a wide range 
of colors on long stems. No garden should be 
without these. 

590 Mrs. Scott Elliott's Long-spurred Hybrids. 

[hP-23^ft.] Beautiful shades of blue, scarlet, 
rose, pink, cream, and white. Pkt. 15 cts.; i^oz. 
35 cts. 

Arctotis • Blue-eyed African Daisy 

Africa 

600 Grandis. [hA-2^ft.] This handsome, sun- 
loving annual of branching habit is ornamental 
in any garden. The large flowers are silvery 
white on one side and lilac-blue on the reverse. 
A ring of bright gold rims the steely blue center. 
They are excellent for cutting and may be started 
indoors or in the open ground. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
Moz. 30 cts.; y 2 OT.. 55 cts.; oz. 90 cts. 

Armeria • Sea-Pink 

Southern Europe 
605 Formosa. [hP-12in.] Dwarf rosettes of grass- 
like' leaves with rosy pink flowers borne on wiry 
stems. Excellent for edgi.ig and for rock-gardens. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 40 cts. 



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F O K_ CL U A L I T Y 



AsterS V&A] China 

American-Grown Florists' Strains 

Asters will make a brilliant display in the garden during the late summer and fall. We are offering 
below a range of varieties that differ in form and blooming season. In order to obtain the finest flowers, 
care should be taken that there is no check to their growth from time of starting until flowering season. 
If early flowers are desired, seed should be started indoors and transplanted after danger of frost has passed. 
For autumn flowers, seed may be sewn outdoors. When long stems for cutting are desired, plants should 
be set not closer than 12 inches apart. 

Stokes Wilt-resistant Strains. After many years' work, wilt-resistance has been developed in many of the 
leading varieties of Asters. These strains will produce healthier plants of sturdier substance than the 
old types. Wilt-resistance is not to be confused with disease-resistance as, unfortunately, there is no 
known way to combat other Aster diseases except by growing the plants in an enclosed space, thereby 
keeping the leaf-hoppers away from them. We are marking with a * all varieties on which we are offering 
Wilt-resistant strains. 



IMPROVED CREGO GIANT 

[2ft.] 

A midsummer variety. The fluffy flowers, with 
long, shaggy twisted petals are considered the finest 
of the Ostrich-PIume or Comet types. They are 
excellent for cutting as they will keep a long time 
in water. 



620 Shell-Pink 

621 Azure-Blue 

622 Rose-Pink 
624 White 



626 Orchid. New 
623 Crimson 
625 Dark Blue 
630 Mixed 



Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V 8 oz. 25 cts.; 
V 4 oz. 40 cts.; oz. $1.25 

COLLECTION: One pkt. each of 6 
separate colors for 50 cts. 

627 Indian Summer. New. The brilliant copper- 
rose flowers are of true Ostrich-PIume type. 
Pkt. 25 cts.; 3^oz. 40 cts.; M«z. 75 cts. 

685 *HEART OF FRANCE 

[2ft.] 

This beautiful, distinct Aster will always com- 
mand admiration. It is the largest of all red Asters, 
opening pure deep ruby-red and darkening with age. 
Pkt. 15 cts.; H°z. 35 cts.; }ioz. 65 cts.; oz. $2. 

♦AMERICAN LATE BRANCHING 

[2ft.] 

The spreading branches of this type produce 
long-stemmed, chrysanthemum-shaped flowers often 
measuring 5 inches across. Flowers two weeks later 
than Crego. 

640 Azure-Blue 644 Mary Semple. 

641 Crimson Shell-pink. 

642 Deep Blue 645 White 

643 Deep Rose 

650 Mixture of all 6 varieties 

Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; Vgoz. 25 cts.; 
V 4 oz. 40 cts.; oz. $1.25 

COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 6 
separate colors for 50 cts. 

IMPROVED NEW GIANT 
CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE ASTERS 

. [3ft - ] 

This new Aster is distinctly unique and is bound 
to command attention everywhere. Lacy petals in 
lovely clear shades of pink, rose, blue, and lavender 
are loosely placed about a cushion-like, quilled 
center, sometimes yellow, sometimes white. It is 
difficult to describe the loveliness of this dual-tone 
effect. The enormous blooms, 4 to 5 inches across, 
are borne on long stems, making this new race 
valuable for cutting. The type is not yet set and 
will come about 50 per cent variable, with the best 
blooms coming late. 

687 Mixed. Pkt. 25 cts.; j^oz. 40 cts.; Hoz. 75 cts. 





Crego Giant Aster 



Asparagus 

[tA-3ft.] Old World 
Because of its foliage it is often called "Asparagus 
Fern." Grows easily and quickly in a good sunny 
window. Valuable for cutting and as a pot-plant. 

610 Plumosus nanus. The delicate foliage of this 
variety is highly valued by florists for cutting. 
Pkt. 15 cts.; 100 seeds 35 cts.; 1000 seeds $1.50. 

611 Sprengeri. (Emerald Feather.) Its graceful, 
drooping foliage makes this very desirable for 
hanging-baskets and cutting. May be grown 
outdoors during summer or indoors in winter. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; 100 seeds 20 cts.; 1000 seeds $1.10. 

Balsam • Lady-Slipper 

India 

695 Double Camellia-flowered, Mixed. [hA-18in.] 
This lovely old-fashioned garden flower produces 
a gorgeous mass of brilliant colors from early 
summer until fall. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 °z- 25 cts.; 
oz. 75 cts. 

715 Blue Lace Flower • Didiscus caerulea 

[hA-2 y 2 ft.] Australia 
Gardeners and florists everywhere appreciate the 
charm of the lovely airy clusters of lavender-blue 
florets. Their long stems and fine keeping qualities 
make them invaluable for cutting. Sow the seed 
outdoors in a bed after the ground warms. Pkt. 
10 cts.; 3^oz. 50 cts. 



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STORES 



SEED S 




Golden Radio Calendula 



Bellis Perennis • English Daisy 

England 

710 Giant Double, Mixed. [hhP-8in.] These now 
rank among the most valuable plants for edging, 
bedding, or rock-gardens. The button-like 
flowers, in shades of red, rose, and white, are very 
attractive. This plant prefers a moist location, 
and, if given protection in winter, will bloom for 
many seasons. Pkt. 10 cts.; y$oz. 45 cts. 

Brachycome • Swan River Daisy 

Australia 

720 Mixed. [hA-10in.] Dainty, cineraria-like 
flowers of rose, mauve, and white are borne in 
profusion from early spring well into summer. 
Excellent for small beds, edging, or pot-culture, 
and may be used to great advantage in the rock- 
garden. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.; ^oz. 40 cts. 

Buddleia 
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac 

China 

721 Variabilis Veitchiana. [hP-3 to 8 ft.] A shrub 
bearing long tapering lavender spikes similar to 
lilac. Very fragrant and blooms continuously 
from midsummer until frost. Protection should 
be given in the winter. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Candytuft • Iberis 

Spain 

Umbellata. [hA-lft.] This old-fashioned favorite 
furnishes very attractive beds and borders and 
is excellent for rockeries. Very easily grown 
and will succeed in any good garden soil. 
Plants should be thinned to stand not less 
than 6 inches apart. 

747 White 749 Rose 

748 Crimson 750 Lilac 

755 Mixed 
Any of above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V 4 oz. 20 cts.; 
oz. 50 cts. 



Calendula 

[hA-18in.] Canary Islands to Persia 

The showiness of this old favorite has few rivals 
in the garden or as a cut-flower. Besides its popular- 
ity in the open garden, Calendula is of great impor- 
tance to florists for winter forcing. 

In Calendula the plant-breeders have glorified 
the old-fashioned pot marigold by enlarging its 
size and form, and by purifying and brightening 
its colors. The vigor of the original has not been 
lost in this transition. The new varieties we offer 
will bloom from early summer until frost, with con- 
stantly improving size and color. 

725 Ball's Orange. Giant orange-yellow blooms 
coming uniformly double. Much prized by 
florists as well as for growing outdoors. Pkt. 
10 cts.; M oz. 50 cts.; oz. $1.50. 

727 Lemon Queen. Fine double flowers of rich 
Iemon-vellow. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 35 cts.; oz. 
90 cts. 

731 Golden Radio. A new development with all 
the characteristics of Orange Radio except that 
the color is a deep gold. We believe this will be a 
welcome addition. Pkt. 15 cts.; 34 oz - 75 cts.; 
oz. S2.50. 

730 Mixed. All colors. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; 
Mlb. 60 cts. 

Caliiopsis 

Eastern United States 

738 Finest Mixed. [hA-2^ft.] An easily grown, 
graceful border plant producing a wealth of bril- 
liant flowers in combinations of yellow and 
maroon throughout the summer. The single 
petals are slightly toothed. Seed should be sown 
where they are to bloom and thinned to stand 
9 to 12 inches apart. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 25 cts.; 
oz. 55 cts. 

Campanula 

World-wide 

734 New Annual Canterbury Bells, Mixed. [2^ft.] 
Since this new Canterbury Bell will bloom from 

seed in less than six months, it is now possible to 
have it in flower at almost any time of the year. 
The plants will average six to eight spikes of 
blooms in warm shades of light blue, dark blue, 
pink, rose, and white. This development won 
third place in the Ail-American Flower Selection. 
Pkt. 25 cts.; j^oz. 50 cts. 

Carnations 

[hA-20in.] Southern Europe 

Everyone knows the delicious fragrance and 
beauty of this old favorite. It is invaluable both 
for greenhouse culture and in the border. 
760 Marguerite, Mixed. This variety will bloom 
in about three months after sowing. Our fine 
strain produces nearly all double flowers in shades 
of pink, rose, white, yellow, and red. This is 
probably the most popular Carnation with the 
amateur. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 50 cts.; oz. SI. 50. 



Clarkia 

Western North America 
820 Finest Double, Mixed. [hA-23^ft.] This lovely 
annual is quickly coming into popularity. The 
tall spikes, covered with enormous, double blooms 
set all around the stems, appear like a spray of 
rosettes. Our special mixture contains a complete 
range of the best shades of salmon, scarlet, white, 
and orange-scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts.; %oz. 30 cts. 



F O CL U A L I T Y 



Celosia • Cockscomb 

[hA] Southern Europe and Asia 

These ornamental annuals are much prized for 
the brilliant mass of color their clustered blossoms 
make. 

776 Plumosa, Mixed. [3ft.] The majestic grace of 
these Celosias will add dignity to any garden. 
Their numerous stately plumes, in shades of rose, 
crimson, red, yellow, and orange, are most effec- 
tive. Pkt. 10 cts.; J^oz. 35 cts.; oz. $1. 

777 Cristata, Mixed. (True Cockscomb.) [12in.] 
The large, crested blooms make a gorgeous show- 
ing in the garden. If dwarf growth is desired, do 
not crowd. Pkt. 15 cts.; M°z. 50 cts.; oz. $1.50. 

778 Childsii. (Chinese Woolflower.) [2ft.] Blos- 
soms like balls of silky crimson wool clustered on 
the ends of the many branches. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
34 oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts. 

Centaurea 

[hA-2y 2 ft.] Europe 
Cyanus. These slender, branching, double Corn- 
flowers are well deserving of the popularity 
they hold. Seed may be broadcast wherever 
the plants are to bloom, and if flowers are 
desired all summer, successive sowings should 
be made. 

787 Mixed. Contains blue, rose, white, mauve, 
maroon, and rosy red. 
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; Vioz. 25 cts.; 
oz. 75 cts. 

780 Imperialis, Finest Mixed. (Sweet Sultan.) The 
long-stemmed, gracefully fringed, sweet-scented 
blossoms are undoubtedly the finest of all Cen- 
taureas for cutting. Our mixture contains the 
finest selection of pink, lilac, purple, white, and 
yellow shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 
75 cts. 

Coleus 

Africa, India 

825 Large-leaved Bright-colored Varieties, Mixed. 
[A-12in.] Our strain produces rich, velvety leaves 
in superb color combinations attractive for 
borders or bedding. Easy to start from seed if 
kept warm. Plantings should be made indoors in 
early spring. Pkt. 20 cts.; ^oz. 65 cts. 

Cosmos 

[hA] Mexico 

These attractive cutting flowers, with their 
feathery foliage, are old favorites and are so easily 
grown that no garden is complete without them. 
They will tl rive under almost all conditions but do 
best in tne sun and in poor soil. 

835 Early-flowering Double, Mixed. [3ft.] Beauti- 
ful shades of pink, crimson, and white. Pkt. 
20 cts.; ^oz. 60 cts. 

830 Late-flowering Giant Single, Mixed. [4ft.] 
Gigantic blooms in fine shades of crimson, pink, 
and white. Pkt. 10 cts.; J^oz. 25 cts. 

Cynoglossum 
Chinese Forget-me-not 

[hA-lSin.] China 

840 Amabile. Fragrant forget-me-not-like blossoms 
cover the thrifty plants over a long season. This 
is a valuable addition to the garden border. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; ^oz. 35 cts. 

841 Amabile, Pink. New. This introduction is the 
pink counterpart of the better-known blue. 
Although the blossoms resemble the pink forget- 
me-not, their rich rosy pink color is far more 
striking. Pkt. 15 cts.; Moz. 50 cts. 



Coreopsis 

Eastern United States 
828 Grandiflora, Mixed. [hP-2ft.] This perennial 
type of Calliopsis, with large, orange-yellow 
blooms, is a splendid cut-flower. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
3^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts. 

Delphinium 

Perennial Larkspur 

[hP] Europe, Asia 
The charm of the Hardy Larkspur is well known 
for its glamorous adornment of the garden through- 
out summer. A good, deep, rich soil is essential to 
produce the finest flowers. Seed may be sown any 
time from spring until autumn. See in color* on 
front cover. 

WREXHAM STRAIN 

860 Belladonna Improved. [2}/2 ft.] Lovely light 
blue, and the freest flowering of all Delphiniums. 
Pkt. 20 cts.; Moz. 75 Cts.; oz. $2.50. 

861 Bellamosum. [2^ft.] The dark blue form of 
the popular free-flowering Belladonna. Pkt. 20 
cts.; M oz - 75 cts.; oz. $2.50. 

862 Choicest Mixed. [2^ft.] A good selection of 
single-flowered varieties. Pkt. 15 cts.; Y&ot. 
35 cts.; oz. $2. 

863 NEW ANNUAL DELPHINIUM (D. chinense). 
[2)^ft.] A fine new addition, similar in color to 
the well-known Belladonna in the perennial 
Delphinium, but far surpassing it in brilliancy of 
color. Rich clear blue; makes an excellent cut- 
flower. Pkt. 35 cts.; ^oz. 75 cts.; y 8 oz. $1.25. 




Centaurea Cvanus 



S T O K- E S 



5 BED S 




Eschscholtzia 



Dahlia 

[tP] Mexico 

One of the most interesting and easy flowers to 
grow from seed. If sown in the hotbed or coldframe 
in March and April, and transplanted in May, they 
will begin to bloom in late August. 

865 Large-flowering Double, Mixed. [3ft.] A 
varietv of vivid colorings. Pkt. 15 cts.; Hoz. 
35 cts. 

Dianthus • Pink 

Mediterranean Region 

This distinguished group has long been a garden 
favorite, and the fine single and double Carnation- 
like flowers make excellent border and edging plants. 
Seed may be sown outdoors as soon as danger of 
frost is past. 

870 Single and Double, Mixed. [hA-12in.] This 
is the old favorite garden Pink. Blooms a few 
weeks after planting and continues until frost. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; x /io7.. 30 cts. 

875 Sweet Wivelsfield. [hA-12in.] This new 
English hybrid is a cross between Allwoodi and 
Sweet William. The flowers are huge and of bril- 
liant coloring. It has few rivals for range of 
colors. When planted outdoors in early spring 
it will flower from midsummer until frost. Pkt. 
20 cts.; T^oz. 45 cts. 

Digitalis • Foxglove 

Europe, Western Asia 

The elegance of the majestic Foxglove is never 
seen to better advantage than when planted against 
a dark background of shrubbery. 

885 Giant Shirley. [hP-4^ft.] The finest Foxglove 
now offered. The stately spikes are closely set 
with gloxinia-like flowers in shades ot rose and 
white, all attractively blotched and spotted with 
crimson, maroon, and chocolate. Pkt. 15 ctf.; 
3^oz. 50 cts. 



Dimorphotheca 
New Golden African Daisy, Star of the Veldt 

[hA-12in.] South Africa 

890 Aurantiaca Hybrids. Gorgeous daisies of 
golden yellow, salmon, sulphur, rose, and apricot 
which furnish a brilliant splash in the garden all 
summer until frost. As a bedding plant it is 
unusually attractive. Pkt. 10 cts.; }/ioz. 35 cts. 

Eschscholtzia 
California Poppy 

California-Oregon 

900 Mixed. [hA-lft.] From early summer until 
fall this charming plant will bloom continuously 
and is most effective in a sunny border or bed. 
Many improvements have been made in + his in 
recent years, and our mixture contains double 
and single types saved from all the newest and 
best varieties in wonderful shades of old-gold, 
fiery red, cream, salmon, orange, and many others. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; K oz. 20 cts. 

Euphorbia 

[hA-2V 2 ft.] United States-Peru 

The ornamental foliage of this plant is a welcome 
addition in a border or in bare spots in the garden. 

909 Variegata. (Snow-on-the-Mountain. | Bright 
green leaves which as they mature become 
tinged with silvery white. Pkt. 10 cts.; y^oz. 
40 cts. 

910 Heterophylla. (Annual _ Poinsettia.) Bushy 
plants with glossy green foliage which, about the 
middle of summer, turns to a beautiful orange- 
scarlet, resembling very much the Christmas 
poinsettia. Pkt. 15 cts.; Y%oz. 30 cts. 

Forget-me-not • Myosotis 

lhhP-6 to 10 in.] Europe 

The charm of the lovely Forget-me-not is never 
more appreciated than when grown in masses. Sow 
in a moist spot any time during spring or early 
summer and keep the plants protected where the 
winters are severe. 

917 Victoria, Indigo. An upright plant with deep 
blue flowers. Pkt. 10 cts.; H oz - 25 cts. 

Gaillardia • Blanket Flower 

Western America 

The bold showiness of Gaillardia is much valued 
in the garden from early summer until frost. Excel- 
lent for beds and cutting. 

920 Double, Mixed. (C pulchella picta Lorenziana.) 
[hA-18in.] A fine selection of crimson and yellow 
shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 35 cts. 

921 Indian Chief. [hA-18in.] From the large, 
single-flowering class we have selected this recent 
introduction because we know the appeal of its 
glittering metallic red flowers. The center is a 
Seep mahogany-red. Pkt. 10 cts.; K oz - 40 cts. 

Gerbera • Transvaal Daisy 

South Africa 

932 Jamesoni Hybrids, Mixed. [tP-2ft.] Showy, 
daisy-like flowers with slender, pointed petals. 
Plants quite hardy in warm climates, but in cold 
climates they should be wintered over in a cold- 
frame. It is also quite valuable in the greenhouse. 
The color-range of these hybrids is quite distinct, 
including delectable shades of cream, yellow, 
orange, pink, rose, salmon, cerise, violet, and rich 
purple. Excellent for cutting. Pkt. 25 cts.; 100 
seeds 75 cts.; 1000 seeds $6. 



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Globe Amaranth • Gomphrena 

Tropics 

940 Mixed. [hA-18in.] Clover-headed Everlast- 
ings in shades of brilliant purplish red, violet, 
pink, and white. They flower from midsummer 
until fall and are very adaptable for garden 
design. Sometimes referred to as "Bachelor 
Buttons." Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts. 

Godetia • Satin Flower Western United States 
950 Mixed. [hA-12in.] This free-flowering annual, 
with satiny, azalea-like flowers, is deserving of 
more attention. It will thrive best in partial 
shade and poor soil and is especially adapted to 
the cooler sections of the country. Our mixture 
contains selected shades of pink, crimson, and 
white. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hot.. 25 cts. 

Gourds World-wide 

952 Mixed. [hA-12ft.] The fruits of these interest- 
ing climbers are very ornamental and the foliage 
is very attractive, too. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 50 cts. 

Gypsophila • Baby's Breath 

Pyrenees to Caucasus 
Mists of tiny, star-shaped florets borne in pro- 
fusion on the daintiest of sprays that are indis- 
pensable for combining with bouquets of other 
cut-flowers. 

955 Elegans alba grandiflora. [hA-20in.] Paris 
Market Strain. Very free-flowering; pure white 
Baby's Breath used extensively by florists and 
gardeners. For a succession, several sowings 
should be made during the season. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
oz. 25 cts.; Ib. $2.25. 

Helianthemum • Sun Rose 

Mediterranean Region 

982 Mutabile. [hP-12in.] Low-growing evergreen 
plants with masses of bright flowers from June to 
September. Suitable for the rockery. Pkt. 10 
cts.; 34oz. 40 cts. 

HelianthuS • Sunflower North America 
984 Double Chrysanthemum-flowered. [hA-7ft.] 
Large, double, golden yellow, ball-shaped flowers 
resembling chrysanthemums. Extra-fine seed 
produced on our own grounds. Sunflowers thrive 
best in strong sunlight and are excellent for back- 
grounds among shrubberies or for divisions. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts. 

Helichrysum • Straw Flower 

[hA-2 y 2 ft.] Africa, Australia 
This is the finest of the Everlastings for the home- 
garden, and the large, double flowers, in bright 
glittering colors, are very attractive in beds or 
borders. They are especially grown to dry for 
winter use, and for this purpose they should be cut 
with the stems as long as possible and when the 
flower is about one-third open; strip off leaves and 
hang head down in a dark place until cured. 
975 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 30 cts. 

Heuchera • Coral Bells 

Southwestern United States 

983 Sanguinea rosea. [hP-12in.] The plants of 
this attractive little flower make compact, low- 
growing mats of deep green leaves from which 
rise graceful, slender spikes adorned with tiny, 
bell-like florets in shades of coral. Excellent for 
the rock-garden. Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 50 cts. 




Double Hollyhock 



Hollyhock [hP-7ft.] China 

The majestic elegance of the Hollyhock as a back- 
ground in the border, as a row against a garden wall 
or a cottage, has few rivals. During early summer, 
the stately stalks are heavily set with attractive 
blooms in a complete range of colors varying from 
white to darkest red and including many lovely 
yellows. 

990 Double, Mixed. Choice selection of the best 
colors in large, completely double flowers, closely 
set on very sturdy stalks. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 
45 cts. 

Hunnemannia • Santa Barbara Poppy 

[hA-18in.] California 
1237 Fumariaefolia. A clear, lemon-yellow Poppy 
that is delightful in the border, massed in beds, 
or as a cut-flower. The flowers are borne on 
strong stems with fine, feathery, grayish green 
foliage. Pkt. 10 cts.; ^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts. 




Lupinus, New Hartwegii Giants 

Kochia 

Summer Cypress; Mexican Fire Bush 



China 



Planted in rows, these 
a cypress-like green 



1005 Childsii. [hA-2Hft.] 
ornamental plants form 

hedge which turns deep red in late summer. Sow 
thinly early in the spring where the plants are to 
bloom. Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 20 cts. 

Lantana 

Brazil 

1007 Fine Mixed. [tP-2ft.j Shrubby bedding 
plants that bloom all summer until late autumn. 
In the verbena-like clusters all shades of crimson, 
rose, yellow, and orange appear. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
J^oz. 25 cts. 

Larkspur 

[hA-3ft.] Europe, Asia 

Giant Imperial. Many improvements have been 
made on this old favorite in color and growth 
of the plant. This new type is of particular 
value for cutting because of its upright, base- 
branching habit. In the border or in shrubbery 
it will produce a striking effect. 

1010 Blue Spire. Deep Oxford-blue. Pkt. 
15 cts.; Moz. 40 cts.; oz. SI. 50. 

1012 Carmine King. Carmine-rose. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
%oz. 40 cts.; oz. S1.50. 

1020 White Spire. Pure white. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
Hoz. 40 cts.; oz. $1.50. 

1025 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 25 cts.; oz. 
75 cts. 



Lathyrus • Everlasting Sweet Pea 

World-wide 

1030 Mixed. _ [hP-7ft.] This very showy, free- 
flowering climber is excellent for covering stumps, 
fences, and the like. Our mixture contains shades 
of pink, white, and red. Pkt. 10 cts.; }ioz. 25 cts. 

Lavandula • Lavender 

Canary Islands-India 

1031 Vera. [hP-2ft.] Delicate gray foliage and 
lavender-blue flowers that are valued for their 
fragrance. Easily grown in any garden soil. This 
is true English Lavender. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz - 
20 cts. ; oz. 60 cts. 



Lilies TiP] World-wide 

The growing of Lilies from seed is becoming more 
popular each year. While occasionally they flower 
from seed the first year, they are quite hardy and 
usually excellent results are obtained the second 
year. 

1032 Regale. [3ft.] Trumpet-shaped flowers of 
white, tinged pink, with a canary-yellow throat; 
delightfully scented. Blooms outdoors in July. 
Native of West China. Pkt. 15 cts.; K°z. 50 cts. 

1033 Tenuifolium. (Coral Lily.) [2ft.] One of the 
easiest Lilies to grow from seed, blooming the 
second year. The blooms are rich deep coral and 
are borne in profusion. Excellent for the rock- 
garden or for forcing. Native of Siberia. Pkt. 
25 cts.; rsoz. 50 cts. 

Linum • Flax Mediterranean Region 
1045 Perenne. [hP-18in.] A delicately graceful 
plant with haunting blue flowers. ("Irish eyes 
are blue as the flax.") Try this in your rock- 
garden. Pkt. 10 cts.; M oz - 35 cts. 

Lupinus • Lupin 

North and South America 

Hartwegii. [2ft.] These stately, easily grown 
plants, with their lovely pea-shaped flowers on 
tapering spikes, are valuable for cutting and 
make a glorious display all during the summer. 
Thev prefer a semi-shaded, moist location. 

1060 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts. 

1061 Subcarnosus. (Texas Bluebonnet.) [hA- 
15in.] A fine, bushy plant with large deep blue 
flowers heavily set on small spikes. Cherished in 
Texas as the State Flower. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 
30 cts. 

1062 NEW HARTWEGII GIANTS, MIXED. [hA- 
3^oft.] Winner of fifth place in the AII-American 
Flower Selection. This new development will 
produce plants about 13^> feet taller than J:he 
ordinary strain, with the spikes producing 25 to 
50 more blooms. The leaves are huge and make 
a very handsome plant. Colors include dark blue, 
azure-blue, rose, and white. Pkt. 35 cts.; 3<£oz. 
75 cts. 

Matricaria • Feverfew 

Alps-Caucasus 
1112 Capensis. [hA-2ft.] Bushy plants with double, 
button-like white flowers which grow in terminal 
clusters. Excellent for cutting. Blooms all 
summer. Pkt. 10 cts.; M oz - 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts. 

Marvel of Peru • Four o'Clock 

American Tropics 
1110 Mixed. [hA-2ft.] Fine bush plants bearing 
an abundance of white, yellow, crimson, and 
violet flowers which open in late afternoon. Very 
effective as a hedge, in beds, borders, or in front 
of a porch. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts. 



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F» O K_ OL U A L 1 T Y 



Marigold 

[hA] Southern Europe and Africa 

There are many uses in the garden for this old- 
fashioned favorite, and, late in the season, when 
other plants are past their prime, the rich tones of 
orange and yellow will add a wealth of color in a 
fading garden. The tall varieties are valuable in 
the border and the dwarfs are fine for bedding or 
edging. We would call particular attention to the 
brilliant new Guinea Gold. 

1078 Tall African, Mixed. Complete mixture of 
large, double-flowering sorts. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
3^oz. 30 cts.; oz. 90 cts. 

1079 Dwarf Single, Legion of Honor. [9in.] A fine 
single Marigold with flowers of golden yellow 
marked with a blotch of velvety crimson. Pkt. 
10 cts.; Moz. 35 cts.; oz. $1. 

1080 Dwarf Double French, Mixed. [12in.] A com- 
plete mixture of the best dwarf varieties. Pkt. 
10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts. 

1075 GUINEA GOLD. New. [2%fr.] A distinct 
type with semi-double, ruffled, loosely placed 
petals of brilliant orange. This fine development 
received first place in the AII-American Flower 
Selection, and is readily being accepted all over 
because of its fine cutting qualities. The charac- 
teristic Marigold odor is not quite so apparent in 
Guinea Gold. Pkt. 10 cts.- Moz. 25 cts.; Moz. 40c; 
oz. $1.25 

Mignonette [hA-12in.] Northern Africa 

A garden would hardly be complete without some 
of these fragrant flowers. Useful in combination 
with more showy flowers which lack fragrance. 
1100 New York Market. A carefully selected strain 

for growing outdoors or forcing. Pkt. 15 cts.; 

J^oz. 45 cts. 

1105 Finest Mixed. All varieties. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
3^oz. 35 cts. 

Moonflowers and Morning-Glory 

Tropics 

1115 Moonflowers, Early- flowering Heavenly Blue. 

[hA-12ft.] Beautiful azure-blue flowers 5 inches 

across. Pkt. 15 cts.; %oz. 30 cts. 
1120 Morning- Glories, Mixed. [hA-10ft.] Large 

flowers in shades of blue, red, purple, and white. 

Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts. 

Nasturtium [hA] Chile-Peru 

Nasturtiums are among the most popular of our 
annuals. They have few competitors for duration 
of bloom, bright coloring, and attractive foliage. 
The dwarf varieties are excellent in beds or borders 
and the tall or climbing sorts are well adapted for 
trailing over rocks or for covering a fence or trellis. 
1135 Tall, Mixed. Trailing. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 

Mlb. 40 cts.; Ib. $1.25. 
1125 Dwarf, Mixed. [10in.] Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 

Mlb. 40 cts.; Ib. $1.25. 
1130 DOUBLE SWEET-SCENTED, GOLDEN 
GLEAM. New. This interesting development 
was introduced for the first time last year, and 
its sweep to popularity has surpassed any novelty 
that has been offered for many years. Previously, 
Double Nasturtiums have been propagated only 
through cuttings. This newcomer produces large, 
golden yellow, semi-double flowers on stiff stems 
6 inches long, which hold the blossoms well above 
the foliage, thus adding greatly to the showiness 
of the plant. Its fragrance, coupled with its many 
and varied uses as a cut-flower, in beds, borders, 
or window-boxes, insure its appeal to any garden- 
er. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; %lb. 75 cts.; Ib. $2.50. 



Nigella • Love-in-a-Mist 

[hA-15in.] Mediterranean Region 

1142 Miss Jekyll. Large, cornflower-blue flowers 
on bushy plants, completely surrounded by misty 
foliage. Sometimes called "Devil-in-the-Bush." 
Pkt. 10 cts.; M oz - 20 cts.; oz. 50 cts. 

Nicotiana • Flowering Tobacco 

Brazil-Uruguay 

1136 Affinis Hybrids. [hA-2ft.] Large, tubular 
flowers in brilliant shades of purple, rose, red, 
and white, which open at evening, sending forth 
a rich fragrance. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz - 25 cts. 

Pansies 

[hA-10in.] Europe 

For early spring blooming, sow seed in August 
and winter over in the coldframe. If sown in a care- 
fully prepared bed in the spring, the plants will 
bloom in the early summer. 

1145 Stokes Giant Exhibition, Mixed. A collection 
of the best varieties of extra-size, heavy-textured 
types. Our mixture contains every conceivable 
color combination. Pkt. 35 cts.; t^oz. 85 cts.; 
oz. $10. 

Physalis Japan 

1230 Francheti. (Chinese Lantern Plant.) [hP- 
18in.] Dense-growing ornamental plants pro- 
ducing brilliant orange-scarlet seed-pods which 
very much resemble miniature lanterns. Excellent 
for winter bouquets when dried. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
Moz. 50 cts.; oz. $1.50. 

Phlox Drummondi 

[hA-12in.] Texas 

One of the most brilliant and satisfactory annuals 
easily grown from seed. Sown in a sunny location, 
the plants are a mass of bloom ten weeks after 
planting and bloom until frost. 

1221 Giant White. 1222 Carnea. Rich pink 

1223 Scarlet. Bright red. with apricot center. 

1224 Rose. Bright rose 1225 Lilac. 

with darker eye. 1220 Giant Mixed. 

Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; Vsoz. 30 cts. 

COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 5 varieties 
listed for 35 cts. 




Guinea Gold Marigold 



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Petunias 

[hA-12in.] Argentine 

Petunias are among the most highly prized and 
most satisfactory summer-blooming annuals in 
America. For outdoor decoration it is difficult to 
surpass them. In window- or porch-boxes, in beds, 
borders, or hanging boxes, they are a solid mass of 
brilliant color all summer long. For early flowering 
in northern states it is advisable to plant indoors 
and transplant to the open when the weather is 
warm. 

1185 Ruffled Giants. Enormous, single flowers 
with waved, fringed, and ruffled edges. A com- 
plete mixture of brilliant shades of rose, scarlet, 
lilac, purple, and many others, quite a number of 
which are attractively blotched and veined. Pkt. 
35 cts.; &oz. $1.50; ^oz. $2.25. 

1190 Dwarf Giants of California. Immense, frilled 
blossoms with deep, open throats, all attractively 
veined. Excellent for pot-culture. Pkt. 35 cts.; 
&oz. $1.50. 

1195 Stokes Giant Double Fringed, Mixed. Fully 
double flowers in an excellent mixture of brilliant 
colors saved from the finest collections. A large 
percentage of the flowers will come perfectly 
double. Pkt. 50 cts.; 3 pkts. $1.25. 

Bedding Petunias 

[2ft.] 

Readily grown and excellent for all purposes. 
Free from the magenta strains. 
1170 Balcony Blue 1173 Balcony Rose 

1172 Balcony White 1174 Balcony Mixed 

Any of the above: Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 35 cts. 

Poppy 

France-Persia 

1235 Shirley, Mixed. [hA-18in.] Silky-petaled 
blossoms in warm shades of apricot, pink, rose, 
white, and brilliant red. Sow where seed is to 
bloom as they do not stand transplanting. Pkt. 
10 cts.; H oz - 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts. 

1210 Oriental, Mixed. [hP-2Hft.] Orange, pink, 
and red shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; H oz - 30 cts. 




Ruffled Giant Petunia 



Portulaca • Sun-Plant 

[hA-6in.] Tropical America 

This gay little flower is truly a gem to the gar- 
dener. Broadcast in a bare, sunny spot or sown in 
a bed or border, a brilliant carpet of lovely shades 
of pink, rose, yellow, and orange will be the reward. 
1240 Double, Mixed. Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 35 cts.; 

34 oz. 65 cts. 

1242 Single, Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; ^oz. 25 cts.; 
3^oz. 35 cts. 

Pyrethrum • Painted Daisy 

Caucasus-Persia 

1260 Single and Double, Mixed, [hP-2ft.] Fine, 
upright, slender stalks bearing large, daisy-like 
flowers in shades of red, rose, pink, and white. It 
will bloom in the early spring, and, in some 
locations, again in the fall. Pkt. 15 cts.; K oz - 
40 cts. 

Primula British Isles to China 
1256 Veris, Mixed. (Cowslip.) [hP-10in.] < A 
beautiful spring-flowering plant with giant 
flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red on 
strong stems. Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 45 cts. 

Sanvitalia Mexico 
1268 Procumbens. [hA-8in.] Spreading, compact 
plants with golden yellow flowers resembling tiny 
double zinnias. Blooms all summer. Valuable for 
covering bare spots or in the rockery. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
Moz. 50 cts. 

Salpiglossis • Painted Tongue 

Chile 

1280 Large- flowering, Mixed. [hA-2^ft.] Lily- 
like flowers of fine velvety texture in a magnificent 
range of colors. The deep throated flowers, 
exquisitely penciled and veined with gold and 
silver, are favorites for cutting. For early blooms, 
start indoors or in a hotbed and transplant to the 
open, thinning to 12 inches apart. Pkt. 10 cts.; 
l^oz. 25 cts.; yi oz. 40 cts. 

Salvia • Sage Brazil 

A favorite plant for effects in beds or borders, 
flowering profusely from midsummer until frost. 
Sow indoors in a hotbed and transplant to the open 
in May. 

1265 America. [hA-15 in.] The earliest and most 
free-blooming of all Scarlet Sages. The growth 
is very compact and uniform and the flower- 

I spikes are borne 10 inches above the foliage. The 
best type for florists. Pkt. 20 cts.; j^oz. $1; 
oz. $3. 
1266 Bonfire. [hA-2ft.] Compact bushes with 
flower-spikes borne well above the leaves. Pkt. 
10 cts.; 24oz. 65 cts.; oz. $2. 

Schizanthus * Butterfly Bush 

Chile 

1315 Giant Hybrids, Mixed. [hA-18in.] An effec- 
tive plant fully covered a few weeks after planting 
with dainty florets like miniature orchids in 
lovely pastel shades. Sow seed outdoors in spring 
in a sunny location, and for use as pot-plants in 
the house, sow during the fall. Pkt. 15 cts.; 

YzQTL. 35 CtS. 

Sedum 

Europe 

1318 Acre. [hP-3in.] Diminutive, fleshy green 
foliage completely carpeted with small golden 
yellow blossoms. For filling crevices in a wall or 
in the rockery it is invaluable. Pkt. 25 cts. 



F O QL U A L I T Y 



Scabiosa * Mourning Bride 

Old World 

Large-flowering Double. [hA-2^ft.] Each year 
the popularity of Scabiosa is increasing. The 
lovely, long-stemmed flowers are borne in 
abundance from early summer until fall, and 
they will be found most effective in a bed or 
border. Seed may be planted in the open when 
danger of frost is past. 

1291 Azure-Blue. 

1297 Shasta. White. 
1296 Rose. 

1290 Peach Blossom. Soft pink. 

1298 Yellow. 

1292 King of the Blacks. Black-purple. 
1300 Mixed. 

Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V*oz. 30 cts. 

COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 6 
named varieties for 50 cts. 

Stocks, Giant Imperial 

[hA-2ft.] Old World-Australia 
Well-branched plants with majestic spikes of 
fragrant, double flowers. They are excellent either 
in the greenhouse or in the garden. Seed may be 
sown during early spring for summer and fall 
blooming, or in the late summer for growing in 
the house, 

1339 Lavender. Pkt. 15 cts.; Koz. 50 cts. 
1342 Old Rose. Pkt. 25 cts.; y 8 oz. 75 cts. 

1340 Mixed. All colors. Pkt. 10 cts.; y 8 oz. 40 cts. 

Sweet Peas siciiy 

There are hundreds of varieties of Sweet Peas, a 
great many of which are practically identical with 
others in color, and there are still some which lack 
many characteristics essential to a really first-class 
variety. We have confined our list to the varieties 
which are of proved value. The Early-flowering 
Sweet Peas are used by florists for forcing under 
glass and also for growing outdoors in the southern 
states. The Summer-flowering Sweet Peas are for 
outdoor growing where the spring is cool and sum- 
mer not too warm. For best results they should be 
planted outdoors as soon as the ground can be 
worked. 

1520 Early- or Winter-flowering Spencers, Mixture. 

Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 40 cts.; U\b. $1.20; lb. $4. 
1590 Summer- flowering Spencers, Mixture. Pkt. 

10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; Ulb. 75 cts.; Ib. $2.50. 

Shasta Daisy Pyrenees 
850 Alaska. [hP-2ft.] The graceful, white flowers, 
measuring 5 inches across, are borne on long stems 
and are excellent for cutting. Pkt. 10 cts.; ]/%07.. 
40 cts. 

Solanum • Jerusalem Cherry Brazil 

1319 Cleveland Red. ft P- lft.] Compact, rich green 
foliage and a profusion of brilliant red berries. 
One of the best house-plants for window decora- 
tion. This strain is a very great improvement 
over all others, being more dwarf. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Sweet William • Dianthus 

Europe-Asia 

1345 Barbatus, Mixed. [hP-2ft.] Probably the 
best known of all perennials and easily grown 
from seed. For best results, young plants should 
be started each year as they bloom more freely 
than old stock. Pkt. 10 cts. ; \i oz. 30 cts. 

1346 Annual, Mixed. [hA-12in.] A new type 
which blooms profusely the first year from seed. 
Fine color combinations. Pkt. 10 cts.; x A,ot.. 25 
cts.; Moz. 40 cts. 



Thunbergia • Black-eyed Susan 

Africa 

1350 Mixed. [hA] An ornamental creeper with 
large flowers in shades of yellow, orange, cream, 
and white with a jet-black eye. As a ground- 
cover in a sunny location or overhanging a bank, 
it is most effective. Pkt. 10 cts.; Y%ox. 30 cts. 

Tithonia Mexico 
The Golden Flower of the Incas; Mexican Sunflower 

1348 Speciosa. [tP-5ft.] This fine plant is practi- 
cally unknown to the American gardener, and we 
believe it will have an enthusiastic welcome from 
anyone who tries it. It forms a large, shrubby 
plant with flowers 3 to 4 inches in diameter, of 
dazzling orange-scarlet whose richness is difficult 
to describe. These fine flowers, very much resem- 
bling huge single Zinnias, are carried on stems 
2 to 3 feet long and are excellent for cutting. As 
a background in the border, among shrubs or as 
a hedge, it presents a wealth of brilliancy over a 
long season. Pkt. 25 cts.; 3 pkts. 50 cts. 

Verbena [hA-12in.] Brazil-Argentine 

Hybrida grandiflora. The finest free-flowering 
strain of Verbena, producing large trusses of 
individual florets often equaling the size of a 
50-cent piece. Very valuable for cutting and 
for massing effects. May be planted outdoors 
when the ground is warm. 

1365 Giant Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; %oz. 30 cts. 

Vinca [hA-15in.] Tropics 

One of our best ornamental plants for bedding 
and general garden effects. Glossy, green foliage. 
Blooms over a long season. Start in the open ground 
early in spring. 

1380 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; %oz. 45 cts. 




Large-flowering Double Scabiosa 



Viola • Tufted Pansy 

Spain 

1385 Cornuta, Mixed. [hP-6in.] One of the finest 
plants for the permanent border for the rock- 
garden. The flowers are not as large as pansies 
but make a brilliant effect, and if planted in early 
spring they will bloom from June till frost. Pkt. 
15 cts.; ygoz. 40 cts. 

Venidium 

South Africa 

1350 Fastuosum. [A-2^ft.] This recent intro- 
duction has received the Award of Merit in the 
AII-American Flower Selection. Rich orange 
flowers, about 4 inches across, set off by a lustrous 
purplish black center. It is difficult to germinate 
until the ground is warm and a sunny, sandy loca- 
tion is preferable. The grayish foliage is very 
attractive and will be well received. Pkt. 35 cts.; 
3 pkts. 90 cts. 



Ursinia 

South Africa 

1352 Anethoides. [hA-2ft.] Again South Africa 
contributes a beautiful and distinct daisy. From 
June to September a profusion of blooms of rich 
orange with a center ring which varies from 
ruby-red to darkest purple studded with jewel- 
like dots will adorn the garden and furnish cutting 
flowers. Sow outdoors in April. Pkt. 25 cts.; 
3 pkts. 50 cts. 

Wallflower 

British Isles 

1390 Finest Double, Mixed. [tP-20in.] An ex- 
tremely fragrant plant with flowers in shades of 
lemon, orange, rose, and mulberry. In northern 
states, protection should be given in the winter. 
Wallflowers are deserving of more popularity. 
They are adapted to pot culture as well as out- 
side bedding. Pkt. 15 cts.; H oz « 50 cts. 



Z-inniaS [hA] Mexico 

Perhaps there is no other annual in America more popular or more generally satisfactory than Zinnias. 
They are profuse bloomers and offer a gorgeous display from late spring until frost. Plants may be started 
in hotbeds or window-boxes and set out when the ground warms, or they may be sown in the open after 
danger of severe frost has passed. 



DOUBLE DAHLIA-FLOWERED 

Large, deep flowers, 6 inches across, with petals 
that stand out in dahlia fashion. Very valuable 
because of the great richness of color-range and 
showiness of flowers. 

1440 Mixture. Petals heavily overlaid with deep 
gold at the base with the individual flower color 
carried out at the tip. Colors include the finest 
and most desirable shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 
30 cts.; oz. $1. 



IMPROVED LILLIPUT or POMPON 

[15in.] 

Dwarf, compact plants with fully double flowers. 
Fine for cutting and bedding. They are increasing 
rapidly in popularity. 




California Giant Zinnias 



IMPROVED LILLIPUT or POMPON, continued 

1465 Golden Gem 1469 Canary- Yellow 

1466 Scarlet Gem 1470 White Gem 

1467 Salmon-Rose 1468 Mixed 

Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V 4 oz. 20 cts.; 
oz. 70 cts. 
COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 5 
named varieties for 35 cts. 



CALIFORNIA GIANTS 

[2m.] 

Very large, flattened flowers, entirely double.^ A 
distinct departure from the objectionable conical 
shape of the old-type Zinnias. 

1444 Orange King. Burnt-orange. 

1445 Lemon Queen. Pure canary-yellow. 

1446 Rose Queen. Rose shades. 

1447 Scarlet Queen. Bright scarlet. 

1448 Mrs. Willmott. Soft pink. 

1449 Lavender. Deep lavender, shaded purple. 

1450 Mixed. 

Any of the above: 
Pkt. 10 cts.; y 4 oz. 
30 cts.; oz. $1. 



Elegans Pumila 

Dwarf Double 
Zinnia; Cut-and- 
Come-Again 

[2ft.] 

A fine bedding 
type with fully 
double flowers in 
rich shades. Excel- 
lent for cutting. 

1400 Golden Yel- 
low. 
1402 Fireball. 
1404 Salmon-Rose. 

1410 Mix- d. 

Any of the above: 
Pkt. 10 cts.; V 4 oz. 
20 cts.; oz. 60 cts. 



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STOKES WINDERMOOR WONDER 

Handsome deep green color. Few seeds. Length 12 inches. 

Days to maturity, 70. Stoke 
question, the most handsome 

grown today. Our Company had the honor of introducing 
Windermoor Wonder in 1916, and, in the seventeen years that 
have followed, it has been offered under many different names, 
the most prominent being TheVaughan and Longfellow. Out 
of fairness to our competitors, we want to state that at 
least the two above stocks were probably secured from in- 
dependent sources. The fruits of Stokes Windermoor 
Wonder are very long and slender. Its color is uniform 
from end to end, and the characteristic light stripes 
at the blossom end are an attractive emerald-green 
which definitely adds to its brilliant appearance on 
the market where it invariably stands m a class of 
its own and brings the high money. Growers must 
not expect as heavy yields of Stokes Windermoor 
Wonder as of the shorter varieties. This factor, 
however, will be many times made up by the 
advanced sale price. 

Stokes Windermoor Wonder is the result 
of a cross made by Mr. Vernon Sheap, in 
Jackson County, Michigan, between Davis 
Perfect and English Telegraph — the 
hybrid combining the important fea- 
tures of each. Stokes Windermoor 
Wonder is a very shy- seeding var- 
iety, and for this reason the price 
will never equal that of the white- 
spine types. Should growing con 
ditions be abnormal, and either 
weather or soil unfavorable, 
crooked and ill-shaped fruits 
will result. This is a dis- 
advantage suffered by any 
extra-long variety. Stokes 
Windermoor Wonder 
averages from 10 to 12 
inches. Price postpaid 
Pkt.10cts./oz.20 cts.; 
y 4 lb. 45 cts./ lb. 




Francis C. Stokes & Co., inc., Philadelphia, pa.